Social anthropologist Fredrik Barth writes that "the ethnic boundary canalyzes social life". My work seeks to understand how ethnic boundaries shape political life. My research examines voter response to ethnic cues in West Africa and the United States. Most recently, I investigate the extent to which voters in new democracies rely on social norms to hold their legislators accountable.
- Adida, Claire L. 2015. Journal of Experimental Political Science. "Do African voters favor coethnics? A new identification strategy."
- Adida, Claire L., Lauren Davenport and Gwyneth McClendon. 2016. "Racial priming across minorities: a survey experiment on candidate evaluation in the U.S." Public Opinion Quarterly.
- Adida, Claire L., Nathan Combes, Adeline Lo and Alex Verink. 2016. "The spousal bump: Shoring up support in multiethnic elections." Comparative Political Studies.
- Adida, Claire L., Jessica Gottlieb, Eric Kramon and Gwyneth McClendon. Under review. "When good news is bad... and when it isn't; voter coordination, preferences, and electoral behavior." This work is supported by an EGAP Regranting Initiative Award.
- Adida, Claire L., Jessica Gottlieb, Eric Kramon and Gwyneth McClendon. In preparation. ``How coethnicity moderates the effect of information on voting behavior: experimental evidence from Benin." This work is supported by an EGAP Regranting Initiative Award.