Professor Karpowitz’s research interests include political psychology, political behavior, political communication, gender and politics, and political participation.  Much of his research explores how citizens participate in and experience democratic institutions and processes, with special attention to democratic and deliberative theory.  His research employs a variety of research methods, and he has developed special expertise in lab, survey, and field experiments.

ORCID: 0000-0002-9782-9856

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1. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali: Do Enclaves Remediate Social Inequality?. In: The Journal of Politics, 80 (4), pp. 1134-1149, 2018. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
2. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Monson, Quin J; Patterson, Kelly D: Who's In and Who's Out? The Politics of Religious Norms. In: Politics & Religion, 9 (3), pp. 508-536, 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
3. Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F: Power, Gender, and Group Discussion. In: Advances in Political Psychology, 37 (1), pp. 1-38, 2016. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
4. Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mattioli, Lauren: Gender and Women's Influence in Public Settings. In: Scott, Robert A; Kosslyn, Stephen M (Ed.): Emerging Trends in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, John Wiley & Sons Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2015, ISBN: 9781118900772. (Type: Book Chapter | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
5. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Pope, Jeremy C: Who Caucuses? An Experimental Approach to Institutional Design and Electoral Participation. In: The British Journal of Political Science, 45 (2), pp. 329-351, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
6. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Mattioli, Lauren: Why Women's Numbers Elevate Women's Influence, and When They Do Not: Rules, Norms, and Authority in Political Discussion. In: Politics, Groups, and Identities, 3 (1), pp. 203-208, 2015, (Also published in 2016 as a chapter in Gender and Political Psychology, ed. Zoe Oxley. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Gender-and-Political-Psychology/Oxley/p/book/9781138961036). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
7. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Mattioli, Lauren: How Group Forces Demonstrate the Malleability of Gendered Behavior. In: Politics, Groups, and Identities, 3 (1), pp. 149-177, 2015, (Also published in 2016 as a chapter in Gender and Political Psychology, ed. Zoe Oxley. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Gender-and-Political-Psychology/Oxley/p/book/9781138961036). (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
8. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali: The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2014, ISBN: 9780691159768, (Winner of the David O. Sears Book Award for the best book published in 2014 in the field of mass politics, International Society of Political Psychology • Winner of the Robert E. Lane Award for the best book published in 2014 in political psychology, Political Psychology Section, American Political Science Association • Winner of the Best Book Award for the best book published in 2014 using experimental methods, Experimental Research Section, American Political Science Association ). (Type: Book | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
9. Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Goedert, Nicholas: Does Descriptive Representation Facilitate Women's Distinctive Voice? How Gender Composition and Decision Rules Affect Deliberation. In: The American Journal of Political Science, 58 (2), pp. 291-306, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
10. Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Oliphant, Baxter J: Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction. In: Perspectives on Politics, 12 (1), pp. 18-44, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
11. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Shaker, Lee: Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation. In: The American Political Science Review, 106 (3), pp. 533-547, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
12. Butler, Daniel; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Pope, Jeremy C: A Field Experiment on Legislators' Home Styles: Service versus Policy. In: The Journal of Politics, 74 (2), pp. 474-486, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
13. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Monson, Quin J; Nielson, Lindsay; Patterson, Kelly D: Political Norms and the Private Act of Voting. In: Public Opinion Quarterly, 75 (4), pp. 659-685, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
14. Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali: An Experimental Approach to Citizen Deliberation. In: Druckman, James N; Green, Donald P; Kuklinski, James H; Lupia, Arthur (Ed.): The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2011, ISBN: 9780521174558, (The book won the Robert E. Lane Award for the best book published in political psychology in 2011, Political Psychology Section, American Political Science Association and the Best Book Award for best book published in 2011 that either uses or is about experimental research methods, Experimental Research Section, APSA.). (Type: Book Chapter | Links | BibTeX)

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2018

Do Enclaves Remediate Social Inequality?

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali

Do Enclaves Remediate Social Inequality? Journal Article

The Journal of Politics, 80 (4), pp. 1134-1149, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: American politics, deliberation, enclaves, experiments, gender, groups

2016

Who's In and Who's Out? The Politics of Religious Norms

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Monson, Quin J; Patterson, Kelly D

Who's In and Who's Out? The Politics of Religious Norms Journal Article

Politics & Religion, 9 (3), pp. 508-536, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: experiments, Mormonism, norms, religion

Power, Gender, and Group Discussion

Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F

Power, Gender, and Group Discussion Journal Article

Advances in Political Psychology, 37 (1), pp. 1-38, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, experiments, gender, small groups

2015

Gender and Women's Influence in Public Settings

Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mattioli, Lauren

Gender and Women's Influence in Public Settings Book Chapter

Scott, Robert A; Kosslyn, Stephen M (Ed.): Emerging Trends in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, John Wiley & Sons Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2015, ISBN: 9781118900772.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: critical mass, experiments, gender, representation, small groups

Who Caucuses? An Experimental Approach to Institutional Design and Electoral Participation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Pope, Jeremy C

Who Caucuses? An Experimental Approach to Institutional Design and Electoral Participation Journal Article

The British Journal of Political Science, 45 (2), pp. 329-351, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: caucus, experiments, institutions, political participation, primary

Why Women's Numbers Elevate Women's Influence, and When They Do Not: Rules, Norms, and Authority in Political Discussion

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Mattioli, Lauren

Why Women's Numbers Elevate Women's Influence, and When They Do Not: Rules, Norms, and Authority in Political Discussion Journal Article

Politics, Groups, and Identities, 3 (1), pp. 203-208, 2015, (Also published in 2016 as a chapter in Gender and Political Psychology, ed. Zoe Oxley. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Gender-and-Political-Psychology/Oxley/p/book/9781138961036).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: critical mass, deliberation, experiments, gender, small groups

How Group Forces Demonstrate the Malleability of Gendered Behavior

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Mattioli, Lauren

How Group Forces Demonstrate the Malleability of Gendered Behavior Journal Article

Politics, Groups, and Identities, 3 (1), pp. 149-177, 2015, (Also published in 2016 as a chapter in Gender and Political Psychology, ed. Zoe Oxley. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Gender-and-Political-Psychology/Oxley/p/book/9781138961036).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, experiments, gender, small groups

2014

The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali

The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions Book

Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2014, ISBN: 9780691159768, (Winner of the David O. Sears Book Award for the best book published in 2014 in the field of mass politics, International Society of Political Psychology • Winner of the Robert E. Lane Award for the best book published in 2014 in political psychology, Political Psychology Section, American Political Science Association • Winner of the Best Book Award for the best book published in 2014 using experimental methods, Experimental Research Section, American Political Science Association ).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: decision rule, deliberation, experiments, gender, small groups

Does Descriptive Representation Facilitate Women's Distinctive Voice? How Gender Composition and Decision Rules Affect Deliberation

Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Goedert, Nicholas

Does Descriptive Representation Facilitate Women's Distinctive Voice? How Gender Composition and Decision Rules Affect Deliberation Journal Article

The American Journal of Political Science, 58 (2), pp. 291-306, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, democracy, descriptive representation, experiments, gender, representation

Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction

Mendelberg, Tali; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Oliphant, Baxter J

Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction Journal Article

Perspectives on Politics, 12 (1), pp. 18-44, 2014.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, experiments, gender, interruptions

2012

Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali; Shaker, Lee

Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation Journal Article

The American Political Science Review, 106 (3), pp. 533-547, 2012.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: decision rule, deliberation, experiments, gender

A Field Experiment on Legislators' Home Styles: Service versus Policy

Butler, Daniel; Karpowitz, Christopher F; Pope, Jeremy C

A Field Experiment on Legislators' Home Styles: Service versus Policy Journal Article

The Journal of Politics, 74 (2), pp. 474-486, 2012.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Congress, experiments, home style, representation

2011

Political Norms and the Private Act of Voting

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Monson, Quin J; Nielson, Lindsay; Patterson, Kelly D

Political Norms and the Private Act of Voting Journal Article

Public Opinion Quarterly, 75 (4), pp. 659-685, 2011.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: experiments, political norms, privacy, voting

An Experimental Approach to Citizen Deliberation

Karpowitz, Christopher F; Mendelberg, Tali

An Experimental Approach to Citizen Deliberation Book Chapter

Druckman, James N; Green, Donald P; Kuklinski, James H; Lupia, Arthur (Ed.): The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2011, ISBN: 9780521174558, (The book won the Robert E. Lane Award for the best book published in political psychology in 2011, Political Psychology Section, American Political Science Association and the Best Book Award for best book published in 2011 that either uses or is about experimental research methods, Experimental Research Section, APSA.).

Links | BibTeX | Tags: deliberation, democracy, experiments, small groups

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