In addition to my research on discourse and policy change, I study the intersection of race, gender, and public policy in the US by focusing on racially disparate policing and its causes.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like a copy of any working paper. 


Suspect Citizens:
What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Policing and Race

Frank Baumgartner, Derek Epp, & Kelsey Shoub

Using information on over 20 million traffic stops, we explore: 1) the extent of racial disparities in traffic stop outcomes in North Carolina; 2) their political sources; & 3) potential policy responses. For additional information, click here. Here are links to some of the press focused on the book:

Additionally, it was reviewed in the September 2019 issue of Perspectives on Politics



Peer Reviewed Articles

Other Article

Working Papers

  • Kelsey Shoub, Leah Christiani, Frank Baumgartner, Derek A. Epp, and Kevin Roach. "Fines, Fees, Forfeitures, and Disparities: A Link Between Municipal Reliance on Fines and Racial Disparities in Policing." Conditionally accepted at Policy Studies Journal.
    [Paper] [Online Appendix] [Replication Materials]

  • Kevin Roach, Frank Baumgartner, Leah Christiani, Derek Epp, and Kelsey Shoub. "At the Intersection: The Amplifying Effects of Gender and Stop Purpose on Race in Determining Traffic Stop Outcomes." Invitation to Revise and Resubmit. 

  • Leah Christiani, Kelsey Shoub, Frank Baumgartner, Derek Epp, and Kevin Roach. "Descriptive Representation and the Reduction of Racial Disparities in Traffic Stop Outcomes." Invitation to Revise and Resubmit. 

  • Kelsey Shoub, Katelyn Stauffer, and Miyeon Song. "Pink Policing: Gendered Differences in Behavior in Masculine Environments." Under Review.



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