Journal Publications

Harrison, Brian F. and Melissa R. Michelson. 2018. “Gender, Masculinity Threat, and Support for Transgender Rights: An Experimental Study.Forthcoming, Sex Roles. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-018-0916-6

Moura, Mauricio and Melissa R. Michelson. 2017. “WhatsApp in Brazil: Mobilising Voters Through Door-to-Door and Personal Messages.” Internet Policy Review 6, 4 (Dec. 2017). DOI: 10.14763/2017.4.775

Melissa R. Michelson and Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti. 2018. “Back in the Shadows, Back in the Streets.” PS: Political Science & Politics 2 (April): 282-287. DOI: 10.1017/S1049096517002360

Calfano, Brian, Nazita Lajevardi, and Melissa R. Michelson. 2017. “Trumped Up Challenges: Limitations, Opportunities, and the Future of Political Research on Muslim Americans.” Politics, Groups, and Identities. DOI: 10.1080/21565503.2017.1386573

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. DOI: 10.1017/S1049096517000580

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.