UNL Political Science authors in bold. * Graduate students or UNL alumni

2024 (forthcoming)

David P. Forsythe. The Contemporary International Committee of the Red Cross-- Challenges, Changes, Controversies, Cambridge University Press.


Brandon Bosch and Lisa A. Kort-Butler. "The Joker Controversy: An Origin Story," Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, Vol 23 (2, March): 1-28.

Brandon Bosch. 2023. "Does Being Known Matter? Analyzing the Effects of Name Recognition by Instructor and Student," College Teaching, published online.

Courtney Hillebrecht and Hannah Roesch Read*. "The ICC beyond the courtroom: Activities, warnings, and impact." Journal of Human Rights 22.1 (2023): 62-77.

Havard, Cody T., and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse. "Investigating perceptions of out-groups in sport and United States politics." In Intense Group Behavior and Brand Negativity: Comparing Rivalry in Politics, Religion, and Sport, pp. 13-55. Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland, 2023.

Rupal N. Mehta and Brigitte Seim. "Avoiding “checkbox inclusion”: structuring meaningful inclusion of underrepresented groups in policy engagement." PS: Political Science & Politics 56, no. 1 (2023): 133-136.

Light, Ashley, Amelia-Marie Altstadt, Olatz Sanchez-Txabarri, Stuart Bernstein, and Patrice C. McMahon. "The Impact on College Students of Service-Learning in After-School Programs." Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 27, no. 1 (2023).

Dieng, Rama Salla, Toni Haastrup, and Alice J. Kang. "Centering Feminists and Feminism in Protests in Africa." Politics & Gender (2023): 1-4.

John R. Hibbing, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Matthew V. Hibbing, and David Fortunato. "Who do the people want to govern?." Party Politics 29, no. 1 (2023): 3-15.

Sarah Michaels. "Differentiating between urban flood risk as a unitary problem and as a strand in a braided problem set: Implications for administrative coordination." PLOS Water 2, no. 3 (2023): e0000090.

Kevin B. Smith. "Economic Values, Social Values and Cultural Animal Theory." Psychological Inquiry 34, no. 1 (2023): 43-46.


Escobar-Lemmon, Maria C., Valerie J. Hoekstra, Alice J. Kang, and Miki Caul Kittilson. Reimagining the Judiciary: Women's Representation on High Courts Worldwide. Oxford University Press, 2022.

Jillienne Haglund and Courtney Hillebrecht. 2022. "Unveiling hidden variations: contemporary trends in compliance with international human rights institutions," in Rachel Murray and Debra Long, eds., Research Handbook on Implementation of Human Rights in PracticeElgar Online.

Pierce D. Ekstrom, Joel M. Le Forestier, and Calvin K. Lai. "Racial demographics explain the link between racial disparities in traffic stops and county-level racial attitudes." Psychological science 33, no. 4 (2022): 497-509.

Ernest Dupree III*, and John R. Hibbing. "Black Trust in US Legislatures." Legislative Studies Quarterly (2022).

Haglund, Jillienne, Courtney Hillebrecht, and Hannah Roesch Read*. "International human rights recommendations at home: Introducing the Women’s Rights Compliance Database (WRCD)." International Interactions 48.5 (2022): 1070-1087.

Ari Kohen. "Tony Stark and the Classical Heroism of the Marvel Cinematic Universe." In The Politics of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 2022.

Ross AMiller. "Facial Metrics, Aggression, and the Use of Military Force." Foreign Policy Analysis 18, no. 4 (2022): orac023.

Osmundsen, Mathias, David J. Hendry, Lasse Laustsen, Kevin B. Smith, and Michael Bang Petersen. "The psychophysiology of political ideology: replications, reanalyses, and recommendations." The Journal of Politics 84, no. 1 (2022): 50-66.

Kroeger, Alex, and Alice J. Kang. "The Appointment of Women to Authoritarian Cabinets in Africa." Government and Opposition (2022): 1-24.

Lisnek, Jaclyn A., Clara L. Wilkins, Megan E. Wilson, and Pierce D. Ekstrom. "Backlash against the# MeToo movement: How women’s voice causes men to feel victimized." Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 25, no. 3 (2022): 682-702.

Ingrid J. Haas.  "Using political psychology to understand populism, intellectual virtues, and democratic backsliding." In Engaging Populism: Democracy and the Intellectual Virtues, pp. 27-42. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2022.

Patrice C. McMahon and Lukasz W. Niparko*. "Shrinking, shifting, and strengthening: The dynamics and diversity of civic activism in Poland." East European Politics and Societies 36, no. 4 (2022): 1355-1376.

Pietrzyk-Reeves, Dorota and Patrice C. McMahon. "Introduction: Civic Activism in Central and Eastern Europe Thirty Years After Communism’s Demise." East European Politics and Societies 36, no. 4 (2022): 1315-1334.

Kevin B. Smith. "Politics is making us sick: The negative impact of political engagement on public health during the Trump administration." Plos one 17, no. 1 (2022): e0262022.

Basyouni, Ruby, Nicholas R. Harp, Ingrid J. Haas, and Maital Neta. "Political identity biases Americans' judgments of outgroup emotion." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 103 (2022): 104392.

Mattiacci, Eleonora, Rupal N. Mehta, and Rachel Elizabeth Whitlark. "Atomic ambiguity: Event data evidence on nuclear latency and international cooperation." Journal of Conflict Resolution 66, no. 2 (2022): 272-296.

John R. Hibbing. "Populists, authoritarians, or securitarians? Policy preferences and threats to democratic governance in the modern age." Global Public Policy and Governance 2, no. 1 (2022): 47-65.

Cooke, S. J., Sarah Michaels, E. A. Nyboer, L. Schiller, D. B. R. Littlechild, D. E. L. Hanna, C. D. Robichaud et al. "Reconceptualizing conservation." PLOS Sustainability and Transformation 1, no. 5 (2022): e0000016.

Kim, Nam Kyu, and Alice J. Kang. "External threat environments and individual bias against female leaders." Political Science Research and Methods 10, no. 1 (2022): 1-17.

John R. Hibbing  "Why Do Trump's Authoritarian Followers Resist COVID-19 Authorities? Because They Are Not Really Authoritarian Followers." Frontiers in Political Science 4 (2022): 880798.

Pierce Ekstrom and Calvin Lai. "A good person shouldn’t feel this way: Moralized attitudes, identity, and self-esteem." Collabra: Psychology 8, no. 1 (2022): 36344.


Courtney Hillebrecht. Saving the international justice regime. Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Ari Kohen and Gerald J. Steinacher, eds. Antisemitism on the Rise: The 1930s and Today. U of Nebraska Press, 2021.

Valerie Hoekstra Escobar-Lemmon, Alice J. Kang, and Miki Kittilson. "Breaking the Judicial Glass Ceiling: The Appointment of Women to High Courts Worldwide." Journal of Politics, 83, no. 2 (2021): 662-674.

Pierce D. Ekstrom and Calvin K. Lai. "The selective communication of political information." Social Psychological and Personality Science 12, no. 5 (2021): 789-800.

Osmundsen, Mathias, David Hendry, Lasse Laustsen, Kevin Smith, and Michael Bang Petersen. "The psychophysiology of political ideology: Replications, reanalysis and recommendations.” Journal of Politics, forthcoming 2021.

Rupal Mehta. "How Biden can say goodbye to “America First” on nuclear issues." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 77, no. 1 (2021): 11-12.

Furnas, Alexander C., Jesse M. Crosson, and Geoffrey M. Lorenz. "Pandemic pluralism: Legislator championing of organized interests in response to COVID-19." Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy 2, no. 1 (2021): 23-41.

Alice J. Kang and Susanna D. Wing. "Litigating socio-economic and women’s rights in Benin’s constitutional court." African Affairs 120, no. 478 (2021): 57-77.

Ingrid J. Haas, Melissa N. Baker*,  and Frank J. Gonzalez*. "Political uncertainty moderates neural evaluation of incongruent policy positions." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 376: 2020.0138. 

Rupal N. Mehta. "Extended deterrence and assurance in an emerging technology environment." Journal of Strategic Studies 44, no. 7 (2021): 958-982.

John R. Hibbing. "Tribes and Proto-Tribes: The Deep Roots of Political Differences" The Forum 19, no. 3 (2021): 395-414. https://doi.org/10.1515/for-2021-0021