Journal Publications

Melissa R. Michelson and Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti. “Back in the Shadows, Back in the Streets.” Forthcoming, PS: Political Science & Politics.

Calfano, Brian, Nazita Lajevardi, and Melissa R. Michelson. “Trumped Up Challenges: Limitations, Opportunities, and the Future of Political Research on Muslim Americans.” Forthcoming, Politics, Groups, and Identities.

Beaulieu, Emily, Amber Boydstun, Nadia Brown, Kim Yi Dionne, Andra Gillespie, Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov, Melissa R. Michelson, Kathleen Searles, and Christina Wolbrecht. 2017. “Women Also Know Stuff: Meta-Level Mentoring to Battle Gender Bias in Political Science.” PS: Political Science & Politics 50, 3 (July): 779-783.

Valenzuela, Ali A., and Melissa R. Michelson. 2016. “Turnout, Status, and Identity: Mobilizing Latinos to Vote with Group Appeals.” American Political Science Review 110, 4 (Nov.): 615-630.

Harrison, Brian F. and Melissa R. Michelson. 2017. “What’s Love Got to Do With It:  Emotion, Rationality, and Framing LGBT Rights” New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture 39, 2 (April): 177-197.

Harrison, Brian F. and Melissa R. Michelson. 2017. “Using Experiments to Understand Public Attitudes towards Transgender Rights.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 5, 1 (April): 152-160.

Harrison, Brian F. and Melissa R. Michelson. 2016. “More than a Game: Football Fans and Marriage Equality.” PS: Political Science & Politics 49, 4 (Oct): 782-787.

Beaulieu, Emily, Amber Boydstun, Nadia Brown, Kim Yi Dionne, Andra Gillespie, Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov, Melissa R. Michelson, Kathleen Searles, and Christina Wolbrecht. “Women Also Know Stuff: Meta-Level Mentoring to Battle Gender Bias in Political Science.” PS: Political Science & Politics 50, 3 (Forthcoming, July 2017).

Pringle, Lisa, Melissa R. Michelson, Jennifer Merolla, and Deborah Brown McCabe. “Calling all Neighbors: Mobilizing Turnout for a Local Housing Referendum.” Journal of Political Marketing (Forthcoming).

Chambers, Stefanie, and Melissa R. Michelson. “School Satisfaction Among Low-Income Urban Parents.” Urban Education (Forthcoming, 2016).

Michelson, Melissa R. 2016. “Healthy Skepticism or Corrosive Cynicism? New Insights into the Roots and Results of Latino Political Cynicism” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 2(3): 60-77.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2016. “The Danger of Overreliance on IRB: An Approved Project is not always an Ethical Project.” PS: Political Science & Politics 49, 2 (April): 299-303.

Harrison, Brian F. and Melissa R. Michelson. “God and Marriage: The Impact of Religious Identity Priming on Attitudes toward Same-Sex Marriage.”Social Science Quarterly 96, 5 (Nov.): 1411-1423.

McCabe, Deborah Brown and Melissa R. Michelson. 2015. “Pushing Too Hard: Using Door-in-the-Face to Get Voters out the Door.” Journal of Political Marketing 14, 4: 613-322.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2014. “The Problem of Forgetting: Cognition, Memory, and the Study of Voter Mobilization.” Polity 46, 4: 591-610.

Teresi, Holly and Melissa R. Michelson. 2014. “Wired to Mobilize: The effect of social networking messages on voter turnout.” Social Science Journal. Online first:, DOI: 10.1016/j.soscij.2014.09.004

Michelson, Melissa R. and Lisa Garcia Bedolla. 2014. “Mobilization by Different Means: Nativity and GOTV.” International Migration Review 48, 3: 710-727.

Lavariega Monforti, Jessica, Melissa Michelson and Annie Franco. 2013. “¿Por Quién Votará? Experimental evidence about language, ethnicity and vote choice (among Republicans)” Politics, Groups, and Identities 1, 4: 475-487.

Michelson, Melissa R., Neil Malhotra, Andrew Healy, Donald P. Green, Allison Carnegie and Ali Adam Valenzuela. 2012. “The Effect of Prepaid Postage on Election Turnout: A Cautionary Tale for Election Administrators.” Election Law Journal 11, 3 (Sept.): 279-290.

Malhotra, Neil, Melissa R. Michelson and Ali Adam Valenzuela. “Emails from Official Sources Can Increase Turnout.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science 7, 3: 321-332.

Sinclair, Betsy, Margaret McConnell and Melissa R. Michelson. 2013. “Local Canvassing and Social Pressure: The Efficacy of Grassroots Voter Mobilization.” Forthcoming, Political Communication 30: 42-57.

Harrison, Brian F. and Melissa R. Michelson. 2012. “Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That: Messaging, Source Credibility and Marriage Equality.” Political Behavior 34, 2: 325-344. Online first:

Gillespie, Andra and Melissa R. Michelson. 2011. “Participant Observation and the Political Scientist: Possibilities, Priorities, and Practicalities.” PS: Political Science and Politics 44, 2 (April): 261-265.

Malhotra, Neil, Melissa R. Michelson, Todd Rogers and Ali A. Valenzuela. 2011. “Cold Text Messages as Mobilization Tools: Implications for Theories of Political Participation.” American Politics Research 39, 4 (July): 664-81.

Melissa R. Michelson. 2010. “Majority-Latino Districts and Latino Political Power.” Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy 5: 159-175.

Michelson, Melissa R., Lisa García Bedolla and Margaret A. McConnell.2009. “Heeding the Call: The Effect of Targeted Two-Round Phonebanks on Voter Turnout.” Journal of Politics 71, 4 (October):1549-1563.

García Bedolla, Lisa and Melissa R. Michelson. 2009. “What Do Voters Need to Know? Testing the Role of Cognitive Information in Asian American Voter Mobilization.” American Politics Research 37, 2 (March): 254-274.

Lavariega Monforti, Jessica and Melissa R. Michelson. 2008. “Diagnosing the Leaky Pipeline: Continuing Barriers to the Retention of Latinas and Latinos in Political Science.” PS: Political Science and Politics 41, 1 (Jan.): 161-166.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2007. “All Roads Lead to Rust: How Acculturation Erodes Latino Immigrant Trust in Government.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 32, 2 (Fall): 21-46.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2006. “Mobilizing the Latino Youth Vote: Some Experimental Results.” Social Science Quarterly 87, 5 (Dec.): 1188-1206

Michelson, Melissa R. 2006. “APSA Fund Successfully Mentoring Latino Scholars.” PS: Political Science and Politics 39, 4 (Oct.): 949-951.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2006-2007. “Mobilizing Latino Voters for a Ballot Proposition.” Latino(a) Research Review 6, 1-2 (Summer): 33-49.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2005. “Does Ethnicity Trump Party? Competing Vote Cues and Latino Voting Behavior.” Journal of Political Marketing 4, 4 (Nov.): 1-25.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2005. “Meeting the Challenge of Latino Voter Mobilization.” Annals of Political and Social Science 601 (Sept.): 85-101.

Michelson, Melissa R. and Scott J. Susin. 2004. “What’s in a Name: The Power of Fusion Politics in a Local Election.” POLITY 36, 2 (Jan.): 301-323.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2003. “The Corrosive Effect of Acculturation: How Mexican-Americans Lose Political Trust.” Social Science Quarterly84, 4 (Dec.): 918-933.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2003. “Getting Out the Latino Vote: How door-to-door canvassing influences voter turnout in rural Central California.” Political Behavior 25, 3 (Sept.): 247-263.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2003. “Political Efficacy Among California Latinos.” Latino(a) Research Review 5, 2-3 (Summer-Fall): 5-15.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2003. “Boricua in the Barrio: Political Trust Among Puerto Ricans.” Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 15, 1 (Spring): 138-151.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2002. “The Black Reparations Movement: Public Opinion and Congressional Policymaking.” Journal of Black Studies32, 5 (May): 574-587.

Michelson, Melissa R. and Amalia Pallares. 2001. “The Politicization of Mexican-Americans: Naturalization, the Vote, and Perceptions of Discrimination.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 26, 2 (Fall): 63-85.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2001. “Political Trust Among Chicago Latinos.” Journal of Urban Affairs 23, 3/4 (Fall): 323-334.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2001. “The Effect of National Mood on Mexican-American Political Opinion.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences23, 1 (Feb.): 57-70.

Michelson, Melissa R. 2000. “Political Efficacy and Electoral Participation of Chicago Latinos.” Social Science Quarterly 81, 1 (March): 136-150.

Michelson, Melissa R. 1998. “How Americans Think About Foreign Military Involvement: The Case of Bosnia.” International Studies Notes23, 2 (Spring): 1-9.

Michelson, Melissa R. 1998. “Explorations in Public Opinion-Presidential Power Linkages: Congressional Action on Unpopular Foreign Agreements.” Political Communication 15, 1 (Jan-Mar): 63-82.