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book chapter: Atlas of the 2016 elections, "how laquan mcdonald's shooting shook up the cook county state's attorney election" by gall and patin
"On October 20, 2014, a Chicago police officer shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times. At the time, McDonald’s death went relatively unpublicized. A year later, after a judge ordered the police body cam video of McDonald’s shooting to be made public, the fatality got national attention, and communities revived demonstration on a much larger scale. With racial politics and dynamics front and center in the 2016 Cook County election, how did Chicagoans decide their next State’s Attorney? Ecological inference (EI) models give us some insight. These models allow us draw conclusions about individual-level behavior using aggregate level data. We estimated the voting behavior of African-Americans, Latinos, and Whites in the 2016 State’s Attorney Democratic Primary for all of Cook County, the City of Chicago, and the Chicago Townships (or suburbs)."
- In Atlas of the 2016 Elections. (2018) Ed. Stanley D. Brunn, Gerald R. Webster, Richard L. Morrill, Fred M. Shelley, Stephen J. Lavin and J. Clark Archer. Lanham, MD. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc
interview: ABA Journal, "data scientists help courts grapple with increasingly divisive maps" by Mark Walsh.
Interview: Wired Magazine, "What I learned at gerrymandering summer camp" by Issie Lapowsky.
August 8, 2017
Lecture: “Quantitative Anatomy of Section 2 Voting Rights Claim” presented at the 2017 Geometry of Redistricting: Summer School at Tufts University
June 7, 2017
Interview: Nature journal, The mathematicians who want to save democracy by Carrie Arnold.
Communities Against Hate: Community Resource Map for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
May 17, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Ways to avoid gerrymandering for Journal & Courier
February 28, 2016
Article: During this election season, black political power still not fully realized for Trice Edney Wire News
August 6, 2015
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