American politics; poverty and inequality; public policy; political participation; race and ethnic politics; urban politics
Current Research Interest
State policies and the political engagement of the poor; neighborhood disorder and local political participation; legislative attentiveness to poverty; urban political life
Michener, Jamila. “Neighborhood Disorder and Local Participation: Examining the Political Relevance of ‘Broken Windows." Political Behavior 35, no. 4 (2013): 777–806.
Cohen, Cathy J., Jamila Celestine-Michener, and Andrew Dilts. “African American Women: Intersectionality in Politics.” In Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865–Present, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Claude Steele, Lawrence D. Bobo, Michael Dawson, Gerald Jaynes, Lisa Crooms-Robinson, and Linda Darling-Hammond. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Cornell Research Website Article
Why Are Lower-Income Americans Apolitical?