Contentious Politics

I am a comparative political scientist. My research interests focus predominantly on Europe, with an emphasis on contentious politics. Methodologically, I employ predominantly qualitative and interpretive techniques, often with a focus on visual methodologies. I also study the scholarship of teaching and learning, with a focus on integrating diversity into political science curriculum and teaching practices.

My current project involves studying progressive political activism in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Baker, J., Clancy, K., and Clancy, B., Putin as Gay Icon? Memes as a Tactic in Russian LGBT+ Activism. In: Buyantueva, R., Shevtsova, M. (Eds.), LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe. Palgrave Macmillian, (2020)

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Protests Outside The White House Could Soon be Limited Experts Sounding the Alarm

In 2016, a team of student researchers and I conducted elite interviews in Scotland to study the role of youth voters in the Scottish Independence Referendum.

I recently completed a survey of political activists in the United States, and I am currently conducting interviews with members of Black Lives Matter and Indivisible groups in the US, focusing on the role of women, particularly in red states. The first article from this research is currently under review.