Published Work

Scott, J. S., & Brown, N. E. (2016). Scholarship on #BlackLivesMatter and its implications on local electoral politics. Politics, Groups, and Identities, 4(4), 702-708.

Enders, A. M., & Scott, J. S. (2018). The increasing racialization of American electoral politics, 1988-2016. American Politics Research, 1532673X18755654.


In my dissertation, I examine the relationship between political training programs1 and representational outcomes. Specifically, I am interested in addressing the role that training programs play in fostering political ambition, particularly for women and minorities, and how completing a training program influences electoral chances of participants. I situate this work in the candidate emergence literature and the literature about participation as these programs have assumed, but largely untested, benefits for individuals with political ambition.

Working Papers

Political Behavior

“Black Women Mayoral Candidates in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter”, Nadia Brown

Political Representation

“State Level Responses to Distressed Cities: Does Race Matter?”, with Erika Rosebrook and Joshua Sapotichne

“State Support for Women in Politics and its Impact on Female Candidate Emergence”, with Corwin Smidt