Research

I'm very excited about my current research agenda, which extends my published work and deals broadly with discrimination in politics. Many new and ongoing projects focus on understanding this issue across countries in Asia, and particularly in Japan, where out-group discrimination continues to mar the lived experiences of many. Increasingly, I examine the consequences of discrimination, and evaluate means of reducing it in politics, the workplace, and everyday life.

My primary current project is a book based on my dissertation entitled Studying Discrimination: An Experimental Approach. It's currently under contract with Cambridge University Press. The book draws from a diverse literature to provide a unifying definition of discrimination, a concise treatment of the specific research design issues related to studying discrimination, an overview of experimental approaches that can be used to address these issues, and ethical and technical guidance on implementing those experimental designs.

In addition to my book, I've written a number of working papers under review on discrimination and other topics. Below are links to pre-prints for some of them.

Select Working Papers

  1. Adam S. Chilton, Kevin L. Cope, Charles Crabtree, and Mila Versteeg. "The Normative Force of Higher-Order Law: Evidence from Six Countries During the COVID-19 Pandemic."
  2. Katherine Clayton, Charles Crabtree, and Yusaku Horiuchi. "The Limited Impact of Identity Frames on Support for Multiracial Candidates."
  3. Kasey Rhee, Charles Crabtree, and Yusaku Horiuchi. "Framed National Images Influence Policy Attitudes Among Targeted Foreign Citizens."
  4. Jay Van Bavel, ... , Charles Crabtree, ... and many other researchers. "National Identity Predicts Public Health Support During a Global Pandemic ."
  5. Kevin L. Cope and Charles Crabtree. "Migrant-Family Separation and the Diverging Normative Force of International Law and Constitutional Law."
  6. Kevin L. Cope and Charles Crabtree. "Knowing the Law."
  7. Andrew Kerner and Charles Crabtree. "The Political Economy of Data Production."