Samara Klar, Ph.D.
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Academic Publications

2019

Shmargad, Yotam, and Samara Klar. Forthcoming. “Sorting the News: How Online Algorithms Polarize Our Politics.” Political Communication.

Klar, Samara. Forthcoming. “Turn and Face the Strange Ch-ch-changes: How an evolving American activates identity politics: A review of three books.” Journal of Politics.

Klar, Samara, Thomas J. Leeper, and Joshua Robison. 2019. “Studying Identities with Experiments: Weighing the Risk of Post-Treatment Bias Against Priming Effects.” Journal of Experimental Political Science. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/XPS.2019.26 (gated)

Klar, Samara, and Thomas J. Leeper. 2019. “Probability versus Purposive Sampling for Experimental Studies of Intersectionality.” In Paul J. Lavrakas, Edith de Leeuw, Allyson Holbrook, Courtney Kennedy, Michael W. Traugott, and Brady T. West (Eds.) Experimental Methods in Survey Research: Techniques that Combine Random Sampling with Random Assignment, pp. 419-434. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. (gated)

Shmargad, Yotam, and Samara Klar. Forthcoming. “Using Online Experiments to Study Political Decision Making.” In David Redlawsk (Ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision-Making. Oxford University Press.

Davis, Nicholas, Samara Klar, and Christopher Weber. 2019. “Affective Consistency and Sorting.” Social Science Quarterly 100(6): 2477-2494.. (ungated)

Shmargad, Yotam, and Samara Klar. 2019. “How Partisan Online Environments Shape Communication with Political Outgroups.” International Journal of Communication 13: 2287-2313. (ungated)

Weber, Chris, and Klar, Samara. 2019. “Understanding Individual-Level Variation in Ideological Sorting.” Advances in Political Psychology 40(S1): 215-243. (ungated)

2018

Klar, Samara. 2018. “When Common Identities Decrease Trust: An Experimental Study of Partisan Women.” American Journal of Political Science. 62(3): 610-622. (ungated; data files)

Klar, Samara, Yanna Krupnikov, and John B. Ryan. 2018. “Affective Polarization or Partisan Disdain?: Untangling a Dislike for the Opposing Party from a Dislike of Partisanship.” Public Opinion Quarterly 82(2): 379-390. (ungated)

Bergersen, Meghan, Samara Klar, and Elizabeth Schmitt. 2018. “Intersectionality and Engagement among the LGBTQ+ Community.” Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 39(2): 196-219. (ungated)

Gubitz, Samuel, Klar, Samara, Joshua Robison, and James N. Druckman. 2018. “The Political Dynamics of Framing, 2nd Edition.” In Travis N. Ridout (Ed.) New Directions in Media and Politics, New York, NY: Routledge. (gated)

Klar, Samara. 2018. “Review: Neither Liberal nor Conservative by Donald Kinder and Nathan Kalmoe.” Perspectives on Politics. (ungated)

2017

Klar, Samara, and Yotam Shmargad. 2017. “The Effect of Network Structure on Preference Formation.” Journal of Politics, 79(2): 717-721(ungateddata files)

Beaulieau, Emily, Amber Boydstun, Nadia Brown, Kim Yi Dionne, Andra Gillespie, Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov, Melissa Michelson, Kathleen Searles, and Christina Wolbrecht. 2017. “Women Also Know Stuff: Meta-Level Mentoring to Battle Gender Bias in Political Science.” PS: Political Science & Politics, 50(3): 779-783. (ungated)

Klar, Samara, Chris Weber, and Yanna Krupnikov. 2017. “Social Desirability Bias in the 2016 Presidential Election.”  The Forum, 14(4):433-444. (ungated)

Klar, Samara, and Elizabeth Schmitt. 2017. “Framing.” In  F. M. Moghaddam (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. (gated)

2016

Klar, Samara, and Yanna Krupnikov. 2016. Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. (amazon; online appendix)

Klar, Samara. 2016. “Review: The Political Consequences of Motherhood by Jill S. Greenlee.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, 37(1): 112-113. (ungated)

2015

Klar, Samara, and Spencer Piston. 2015. “The Influence of Competing Organisational Appeals on Individual Donations.” Journal of Public Policy, 35(2): 171-191. (ungated)

Druckman, James N., Mauro Gilli, Samara Klar, and Joshua Robison. 2015. “Measuring Drug and Alcohol Use among College Student-Athletes.” Social Science Quarterly, 96: 369-380. (ungated)

2014

Klar, Samara. 2014. “Partisanship in a Social Setting.” American Journal of Political Science, 58(3): 687-704. (ungated; data files)

Klar, Samara. 2014. “A Multidimensional Study of Ideological Preferences and Priorities among the American Public.” Public Opinion Quarterly, 78(1): 344-359. (ungated)

Klar, Samara. 2014. “Identity Importance and Political Engagement among American Independents.” Political Psychology 35(4): 577-591. (ungated)

Klar, Samara, Heather Madonia, and Monica Schneider. 2014. “The Influence of Threatening Parental Primes on Mothers’ versus Fathers’ Policy Preferences.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 2(4): 607-623. (ungated)

Druckman, James N., Mauro Gilli, Samara Klar, and Joshua Robison. 2014. “The Role of Social Context in Shaping Student-Athlete Opinions.” PLOS ONE,  9(12): e115159. (ungated)

Druckman, James N., Mauro Gilli, Samara Klar, and Joshua Robison. 2014. “Athlete Support for Title IX.” The Sport Journal. (ungated)

2013

Klar, Samara. 2013. “The Influence of Competing Identity Primes on Political Preferences.” Journal of Politics 75(4): 1108-1124. (ungated)

Klar, Samara, Joshua Robison, and James N. Druckman. 2013. “The Political Dynamics of Framing.” In Travis N. Ridout (Ed.) New Directions in Media and Politics, New York, NY: Routledge. (gated)

Publications in the Popular Press

2019

“Should You Talk About Politics Over the Holidays?” CNN.com. Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov, & John Barry Ryan. (link)

“Is America Hopelessly Polarized? Or Just Allergic to Politics?” New York Times. Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov, & John Barry Ryan. (link)

2018

“How To Win Swing Voters (And How to Lose Them).” New York Times. Samara Klar & Yanna Krupnikov, October 17, 2018. (link)

2016

“A Move Very Much Out of Line with the Electorate.” New York Times. Samara Klar & Yanna Krupnikov, April 26, 2016. (link)

“When Voters Go Undercover.” The Hill. Samara Klar & Yanna Krupnikov. March 23, 2016. (link)

“Experts Weigh In: Women Also Know Stuff.” Huffington Post. Emily Beaulieu, Amber Boydstun, Nadia Brown, Kim Yi Dionne, Andra Gillespie, Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov, Melissa Michelson, Kathleen Searles, and Christina Wolbrecht. March 8, 2016. (link)

“Here’s a list of smart women political scientists. They know stuff too.” WashingtonPost.com Monkey Cage. Emily Beaulieu, Amber Boydstun, Nadia Brown, Kim Yi Dionne, Andra Gillespie, Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov, Melissa Michelson, Kathleen Searles, and Christina Wolbrecht. February 11, 2016. (link)

“How political disagreement created the independent voter.” Huffington Post. Yanna Krupnikov & Samara Klar. January 26, 2016. (link)

“9 media myths about independent voters, debunked.” Vox. Samara Klar & Yanna Krupnikov. January 22, 2016. (link)

“Why people call themselves independent even when they aren’t.” WashingtonPost.com Monkey Cage. Yanna Krupnikov & Samara Klar. January 10, 2016. (link)

2014

“Women Fight More Than Men Over Politics.” Politico. Samara Klar. December 9, 2014. (link)

“Independents didn’t decide the midterm election.” WashingtonPost.com Monkey Cage. Samara Klar & Yanna Krupnikov. November 6, 2014. (link)