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Nicholas Eubank

Assistant Research Professor of Political Science
Political Science

Selected Publications


Enfranchisement and Incarceration after the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Journal Article American Political Science Review · August 20, 2022 The 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) fundamentally changed the distribution of electoral power in the US South. We examine the consequences of this mass enfranchisement of Black people for the use of the carceral state-police, the courts, and the prison system ... Full text Open Access Cite

Partisan Dislocation: A Precinct-Level Measure of Representation and Gerrymandering

Journal Article Political Analysis · July 30, 2022 We introduce a fine-grained measure of the extent to which electoral districts combine and split local communities of co-partisans in unnatural ways. Our indicator - which we term Partisan Dislocation - is a measure of the difference between the partisan c ... Full text Cite

Friends don’t let friends free ride

Journal Article Quarterly Journal of Political Science · October 18, 2021 Theory predicts that social sanctioning can solve the collective action problem, but only when people find out whether their peers participate. We evaluate this prediction using data from the near-universe of cell phone subscribers in Venezuela. Those whos ... Full text Cite

Polling place changes and political participation: evidence from North Carolina presidential elections, 2008–2016

Journal Article Political Science Research and Methods · October 2021 AbstractHow do changes in Election Day polling place locations affect voter turnout? We study the behavior of more than 2 million eligible voters across three closely-contested presidential elections (2008–2016) in the swin ... Full text Open Access Cite

Viral voting: Social networks and political participation

Journal Article Quarterly Journal of Political Science · July 13, 2021 Social context theory suggests that an important driver of political participation is the behavior of family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. How do social ties between individuals shape equilibrium behavior in larger populations? Despite theoretical in ... Full text Cite

The Politics of Locating Polling Places: Race and Partisanship in North Carolina Election Administration, 2008-2016

Journal Article Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy · June 1, 2021 Do local election administrators change precincts and Election Day polling place locations to target voters based on their partisanship or race? We systematically evaluate whether decisions consistent with targeting occur using the near universe of eligibl ... Full text Open Access Cite

Who Is My Neighbor? The Spatial Efficiency of Partisanship

Journal Article Statistics and Public Policy · January 1, 2020 Relative to its overall statewide support, the Republican Party has been over-represented in congressional delegations and state legislatures over the last decade in a number of US states. A challenge is to determine the extent to which this can be explain ... Full text Cite

Social Networks and the Political Salience of Ethnicity

Journal Article Quarterly Journal of Political Science · January 11, 2019 Full text Open Access Cite

Lessons from a Decade of Replications at the Quarterly Journal of Political Science

Journal Article PS: Political Science & Politics · April 2016 ABSTRACTTo allow researchers to investigate not only whether a paper’s methods are theoretically sound but also whether they have been properly implemented and are robust to alternative specifications, it is necessary that ... Full text Open Access Cite