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Stout, Christopher T.


The Case for Identity Politics

Polarization, Demographic Change, and Racial Appeals Christopher T. Stout

Following the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the presidential election of 2016, many prominent scholars and political pundits argued that a successful Democratic Party in the future must abandon identity politics. While these calls for Democrats to distance themselves from such strategies have... More


Bringing Race Back In

Black Politicians, Deracialization, and Voting Behavior in the Age of Obama Christopher T. Stout

Bringing Race Back In empirically investigates whether "post-racial" campaign strategies, which are becoming increasingly common, improve black candidates’ ability to mobilize and attract voters of all races and ethnicities. In contrast to existing studies, this analysis demonstrates that black... More