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As of Mar. 2014

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS (2014)

“Effects of Framing, Images, and Racial Resentment on Support for Voter ID Laws” (Sole Presenter) (First Co-author with Paul R. Brewer and Phoebe Theodora Rosenbluth). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists-March, 2014 (Wilmington, DE).

“Public Perceptions of Obama and Congress Addressing or Avoiding Racial Issues” (Non-Presenter) (Co-author with Lorrie Frassure-Yokely). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists-March, 2014 (Wilmington, DE).

CONFERENCE PAPERS (2013)

“Response scales and the measurement of racial attitudes: agree-disagree versus item specific formats” (Sole Presenter) (First Co-author with Darren W. Davis, Jennifer Dykema, and Nora Cate Schaeffer). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association-August, 2013 (Chicago, IL)

“Rethinking Race of Interviewer Effects: Workload and Interviewer Clustering” (Sole Presenter) (First Co-author with Frank Gonzalez and Darren W. Davis). Paper presented at the Charles Cannell Fund Interviewer-Respondent Interaction Workshop-May, 2013 (Boston, MA).

“The Foundations of Public Opinion on Voter ID Laws: Political Predispositions, Racial Resentment, and Information Effects” (Sole Presenter) (First Co-author with Paul Brewer) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists-March, 2013 (Oak Brook, IL).

* Now published in Public Opinion Quarterly.

“Public Opinion on Voter ID Laws and Voting Fraud” (Sole Presenter) (First Co-author with Paul Brewer) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association-January, 2013 (Orlando, FL).

 CONFERENCE PAPERS (2012)

“Public Opinion on Voter ID Laws and Voting Fraud” (Sole Presenter) (First Co-author with Paul Brewer) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association-January, 2013 (Orlando, FL).

 “American Pride and Prejudice: Public Opinion on the Meaning of Obama's Election as President” (Sole Presenter) (First co-author with Darren W. Davis). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers-May, 2012 (Orlando, FL).

* Paper also presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists-March, 2012 (Las Vegas, NV).

“Racial Resentment and Targeted Anger at Barack Obama and the Federal Government”(Non-Presenter) (First co-author with Darren W. Davis and Brennan L. Robinson). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists-March, 2012 (Las Vegas, NV).

CONFERENCE PAPERS (2011)

“Priming Race in Survey Experiments: Racial Resentment and the Meaning of Barack Obama’s Election” (Sole Presenter) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, September, 2011.

 “Racial Resentment and the Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons” (Sole Presenter) (First co-author with Michael L. Owens and Darren W. Davis). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, September, 2011.

 “Survey Design and Racial Resentment: Race of Interviewer Effects and Interviewer Clustering (Non-presenter) (First co-author with Frank Gonzalez and Darren W. Davis) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2011.

 “The Eyes of the Beholder: Cross-Racial Perceptions of Barack Obama’s Race” (Sole Presenter) (First co-author with Matthew O. Hunt) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference for Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), Raleigh, NC, 2011. *

* Paper also presented at the Southern Sociological Society (Jacksonville, FL), and at Northeastern University’s Conference on “American Identity in the Age of Obama” (Boston, MA, March 25, 2011)

CONFERENCE PAPERS (2010)

“Thoughts on Moving Forward with Racial Resentment” (Sole Presenter) (First co-author with Darren W. Davis) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 2010.

“Race of Interviewer Effects and Interviewer Clustering” (Co-presenter) (Co-author with Janay Cody and Darren W. Davis) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 2010.

 “Great[er] Expectations: Racial Group Interests, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton” (Sole Presenter) (Co-authored with Khalilh Brown-Dean). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2010.

 “Deracialization, Racial Group Interests, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton” (Sole Presenter) (Co-authored with Khalilh Brown-Dean). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference for Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), Atlanta, GA, March, 2010. *

* WINNER: 2011 NCOBPS Rodney Higgins Best Faculty Paper Award

CONFERENCE PAPERS (2009)

“The Added Value of Racial Resentment: Conceptualization, Content, and Measurement” (Sole Presenter) (First co-author with Darren W. Davis) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, August 2009.

 “Anti-Sexual Harassment Activities and their Effects on Work Attitudes and Psychological Well-Being” (Non-presenter) (Co-authored with Patrick F. McKay, Ying Hong, Kaifeng Jiang, Derek R. Avery, and David C. Wilson) Paper presented at the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August, 2009.

 “Measuring Racial Resentment: Conceptualization and Content” (Sole Presenter) (First co-author with Darren W. Davis) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2009.

 “Racial of Interviewer, Social Desirability, and Framing Barack Obama” (Sole Presenter) (Co-authored with Darren W. Davis) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Houston, TX, March, 2009.

CONFERENCE PAPERS (2008)

“Explicit Racial Resentment: Conceptualization and Content” (Sole Presenter) (First co-author with Darren W. Davis) Paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August, 2008. 

 APSA08Wilson-DavisAPSA08.pdf 

 "Attenuating the Effect of Seniority on Intent to Remain: The Role of Perceived Inclusiveness," (Non-presenter) (Co-authored with Derek R. Avery, Patrick F. McKay, and Sabrina D. Volpone) Paper accepted for presentation at the 2008 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August, 2008.

“Areas of Concerns in Anti-immigration Sentiment: Conceptualizing and Identifying the Threat.” (Non-presenter) (Co-authored with Kate Dalton) Paper presented at the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers Conference, New Orleans, LA, May, 2008. 

                AAPOR08DaltonWilson.pdf 

 “Public Opinion, Residential Engagement, and the City of Baltimore.” (Non-presenter) (Co-authored with Michael Grillo and Miguel Teixeira) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Baltimore, MD, April, 2008.

   UAA08-GrilloTeixeiraWilson.pdf

  “The Measurement of Racial Resentment: Conceptualization and Content” (Sole Presenter) (First co-author with Darren W. Davis) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2008.

 Midwest08Wilson-DavisResentment.pdf 

 “Social Desirability and Racial Framing of Barack Obama and the Hypothetical Black President.” (Co-presenter) (Co-authored with Darren W. Davis) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April, 2008.

 
 “For Better or For Worse: Racial Differences in Perceptions of Immigrant  Threat.” (Non-presenter) (Co-authored with Kate Dalton) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, MO, March, 2008.

 CONFERENCE PAPERS (2007)

 “Demographic individual difference effects on employee attachment processes: Interactive relationships between race/ethnicity and employee engagement” (Nominated for Best Paper, Human Resources/Careers Division) (Non-presenter) (Co-authored with James R Jones and Jinlan Ni).  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management, Kansans City, MO. October 2007.

 JNWMAOM10-07.pdf 

 “What’s in a Place? Openness Toward Immigrants and Community Satisfaction.” (First co-author with Michael Grillo, and Miguel Teixeira) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago, IL. August, 2007.

 WGTAPSA8-07.pdf  

 “The Effect of Voter Identification Laws on Turnout.” (Co-presenter) (Co-authored with Jason Mycoff, Michael Wagner) Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago, IL, August, 2007.

 MWWAPSA8-07.pdf

  “The Measurement of Racial Resentment: Conceptualization and Content” (Sole Presenter) (First co-author with Darren W. Davis) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research in Anaheim, CA. May 2007.

 WDAAPOR5-07.pdf 

 “Engaging the Aging Workforce: How Age Affects Employee Engagement” (Co-presenter) (Co-authored with Derek R. Avery and Patrick F. McKay).  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology in New York, NY.  April, 2007.

* Now published in the Journal of Applied Psychology 

 “Relational Demography and Employment Discrimination: Does Similarity Help?” (Co-presenter) (Co-authored with Derek R. Avery and Patrick F. McKay).  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology in New York, NY.  April, 2007.

 * Now published in the Journal of Applied Psychology 

"Thinking about Black Presidential Candidates: Can they Win?  (Sole Presenter) Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, IL.  April, 2007.

 WilsonMidwest4-07.pdf 

 WORKS IN PROGRESS

“The Symbolic Politics of Health Care Mandates: Experimenting with Government Labels and Policy Makers” (2013) with Paul R. Brewer, Samantha Smith-Kelley and Sahar Salehi. (submitted to APSA call for papers, being prepared for PS: Political Science and Politics)

 “Response Scales and the Measurement of Racial Attitudes: Agree-Disagree versus Item Specific Formats” (2012) with Darren W. Davis, Jennifer Dykema, and Nora Cate Schaeffer. (submitted to APSA call for papers)

 “SurveyDesign and Racial Resentment: Race of Interviewer Effects and InterviewerClustering (2013) with Frank Gonzalez and Darren W. Davis.  Acceped to the Interviewer-RespondentInteraction Workshop in Boston, MA (5/13). (Being prepared for the International Journal of Public OpinionResearch.)