Book Project: Race, Place, and Political Action

This manuscript presents a novel theory of political participation: racial segregation and social norms drive participatory choices in the United States. Using a range of methodologies, I demonstrate that racial segregation leads to variance in social norms regarding the value and meaning of political action in America.  This variance alters the rate at which individuals choose to become active, producing differences in aggregate participatory patterns.  By considering the impact of social context on political behavior, I provide in this book a nuanced account of normative influence and am able to explain the macro-level patterns of political participation central to understanding politics in an increasingly diverse America.


[1] Anoll, Allison and Melissa Michelson. 2016. “Revisiting Recruitment: Insights from Get-Out-the-Vote Field Experiments.” In New Advances in the Study of Civic Volunteerism: Resources, Engagement, and Recruitment, ed. Casey Klofstad. Temple University Press.

Other Projects

[2] Anoll, Allison and Mackenzie Israel-Trummel. 2017. “Secondary Effects of the Carceral State: Policy Spillover and Political Participation Among Friends and Family of the Convicted.” Under Review. Paper Upon Request.

[3] Anoll, Allison. 2017. “Segregated Influence: How Race and Community Affect Norms of Political Action in America.” Under Review. Paper Upon Request.

[4] Anoll, Allison. In Progress. “Thinking Past Resources: Racial Differences in the Socioeconomic-Participation Relationship.” Paper Upon Request.

[5] Anoll, Allison. In Progress. “Strategic Mobilization: How Segregation and Partisan Targeting Affect Turnout.” Paper Upon Request.

[6] Anoll, Allison and Tabitha Bonilla Worsley. In Progress. “The Geography of Campaign Stops.”

[7] Anoll, Allison and Mackenzie Israel-Trummel. In Progress. “Efficacy as a Community-Constructed Norm.”