Aaron King

Aaron King

Assistant Professor, Department of Public and International Affairs
University of North Carolina, Wilmington


Teaching Areas: American Political Institutions (Parties, Presidency, and Congress), Congressional Organization, Procedure, Elections, Ambition, Public Opinion, Politics and Film, Statistical Methods, Social Media, andResearch Design

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Publications and Research



PUBLICATIONS

“The Personal Politics of Same-Sex Marriage.”  Forthcoming at Politics & Policy.  With Craig M. Burnett.

“Beyond Motions to Table: Exploring the Procedural Toolkit of the Majority Party in the United States Congress.”  2012.  Chapter in Party and Procedure in the United States Congress, ed. Jacob Straus.  Rowman & Littlefield.  With Frank J. Orlando and David W. Rohde.

UNDER REVIEW

“Setting the Table: Majority Party Effects in the United States Senate.”  Revise and Resubmit at Congress and the Presidency.  With David Rohde and Frank Orlando. 

“The Ideology of Everything: Social Science with Online Social Media Trace Data.”  Revise and Resubmit at Social Science Computer Review.  With Frank J. Orlando and David B. Sparks.

“Unfolding Ambition: Strategic Candidacy Decisions in Primary Elections.”  Book Manuscript Under Review with University of Michigan Press. 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

“Party Platforms and their Effect on Public Opinion: Or, When Knowledge of Tea Party Treads on Attitudes.” With Craig Burnett and Dan Masters.

“Jumping Out of the Pool: The Strategic Timing of Candidacy Decisions in Primary Elections” 

“Sitting on the Sideline: Incumbency, Primary Types, and Ambition in American Politics.”  With Michael Munger. 

“Ambition in Idaho: Primary Institutions and Candidate Emergence.”  With Michael Munger.

“The Evolving Procedural Toolkit of Parties Leaders in the United States Senate.” With Frank J. Orlando and David W. Rohde.    

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Party Platforms and their Effect on Public Opinion: Or, When Knowledge of Tea Party Treads on Attitudes.” With Craig Burnett and Dan Masters.  We will present paper at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association.  Las Vegas, NV. 

“Jumping Out of the Pool: The Strategic Timing of Candidacy Decisions in Primary Elections.”  I will present paper at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Political Science Association.  Charlotte, NC

“Personal Politics of Same-Sex Marriage.”  With Craig Burnett.  Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC.

“Personal Relationships and the Evaluations of Same Sex Marriage in the United States.”  With Craig Burnett.  Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the State Politics and Policy Conference, Bloomington, IN. 

“Kicking the Can? Continuing Resolutions and Debt Ceiling Increases.”  With Mark Dudley and Frank Orlando.    Accepted for presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

“Jumping Out of the Pool: The Strategic Timing of Candidacy Decisions in US Senate Primaries.”  Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA.

“Between Introduction and Passage: Amending Activity in the United States Congress.”  With Frank J. Orlando, and David W. Rohde.  Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. 

“The Consequences of Strategic Candidacy Decisions: A New Approach to the Study of Primary Elections for the United States Senate.”  Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Orlando, FL.

“Between Introduction and Passage: Amending Activity in the United States Congress.”  With Frank J. Orlando, and David W. Rohde.  Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA. 

“The Social Primary: Measuring Momentum in the 2012 Republican Primary Campaign.”  With Frank J. Orlando and David Sparks.  Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

“Setting the Table: Majority Party Procedure in the United States Senate.”  With Frank J. Orlando, and David W. Rohde.  Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

“The Timing of Candidacy Decisions in United States Senate Elections.”  2012.  Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA.  

“Beyond Motions to Table: Exploring the Procedural Toolkit of the Majority Party in the United States Senate.”  With Frank J. Orlando and David W. Rohde.  Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington.

“Ideological Extremity and Primary Success: A Social Network Approach.”  With Frank J. Orlando and David Sparks.  Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

“Lending a Hand: A Closer Look at Inter-Branch Relations.” With John H. Aldrich, Frank J. Orlando, and David W. Rohde.  Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

“Between Introduction and Passage: Amending Activity in the United States Congress.”  With Frank J. Orlando, and David W. Rohde.  Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA. 

“Comparing Amending Activity across the House and Senate.” With Frank J. Orlando and David W. Rohde.  Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA.

“Minority Party Strategy in the United States Senate.” With Frank J. Orlando.  Presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Beyond Motions to Table: Exploring the Procedural Toolkit of the Majority Party in the United States Senate.”  With Frank J. Orlando and David W. Rohde.  Presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

INVITED MINI-CONFERENCES

Political Institutions and Public Choice: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the PIPC Program.  Hosted by Prof. David Rohde, Duke University, May 10-11, 2015

Congress and History.  Hosted by Prof. Jamie Carson, University of Georgia, May 24-25, 2012. 

New Directions in the Study of Congress and the Presidency.  Hosted by Prof. Jeff Jenkins, University of Virginia.  May 24-26, 2011. 

The Politics of Federal Spending.  Hosted by Prof. Nathan Monroe, University of California-Merced, May 27-29, 2010.