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 Perspectives on Politics, the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, and the American Journal of Sociology



Peer Reviewed Articles

Other Article

Working Papers

  • 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. "Differences in Men’s and Women’s Policing Behavior: Evidence from Traffic Stops." Invitation to Revise and Resubmit.

  • Kelsey Shoub and Leah Christiani. "A Light Brush with the Law: The Effect of Traffic Tickets on Political Participation."

  • Kelsey Shoub, Miyeon Song, and Katelyn Stauffer. Pink Policing: Officer Gender, Policing Outcomes, and Citizen Trust in Democracy. 

    • ​​​​Book project in preparation. More information to come.



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