Research

Publications, Reports, and chapters in print

Gaynor, S. W., “Congress and External Influencers: Interest Groups, Activists, and Media.” Congress Explained, Burgat, C. and Hunt, C. Sage Press, forthcoming 2022.

Gaynor, S. W. & Gimpel, J. G. (2021) Small Donor Contributions in Response to Email Outreach by a Political Campaign, Journal of Political Marketing, DOI: 10.1080/15377857.2021.1910611

Gaynor, S. W., & Gimpel, J. G. (2021). Reapportioning the US Congress: The shifting geography of political influence. Political Geography86, 102365.

U.S. Congress. House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Final Report. Washington: U.S. Government Publishing Office, October 2020. (1009-E). (Y 4.2:M 72/R 29). Lead Author, with support from the American Political Science Association Public Service Fellowship. https://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo146079.

Gaynor, S. W., & Lee, F. E. (2020). Advice for Women and Their Colleagues: An Interview with Frances E. Lee. PS: Political Science & Politics, 53(2), 310-312. doi:10.1017/S1049096519002129.

Should Congressional Incumbents be Concerned About the 2018 Midterm Elections?“, Center for American Politics and Citizenship, University of Maryland. December 2017. Download the full report here.

Working Papers

Dissertation: “Follow the Leaders: Policy Positioning in the U.S. Congress”
Chair: Kris Miller, UMD
Committee: Frances Lee, University of Princeton; Stella Rouse, UMD; Ernesto Calvo, UMD 

“The (Financial) Ties That Bind: Social Networks of Intraparty Caucuses”, accepted with conditional revisions.

“The New Year of the Woman: How Candidate Gender Affected Voter Turnout in the 2014 and 2018 Midterm Elections”, with Alauna Sarfapour, Dr. Stella Rouse, and Dr. Michele Swers. Invited to revise and resubmit.

“Voting the District or Talking the District” with Kris Miller, Philip Resnik, Pranav Goel, Alexander M. Hoyle.

“Dynamic Districts and Institutional Power: The Impact of Reapportionment in the U. S. Congress”, with Sam Hayes (Boston College). Prepared for the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2021).

“A Dictionary-based Approach for Measuring Text Complexity”, prepared for the University of Maryland Methods Field requirement.

Data

Replication files via GitHub

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