Roberts, Damon C. and Jennifer Wolak. 2022. “Do Voters Care about the Age of their Elected Representatives?” Political Behavior. DOI: 10.1007/s11109-022-09802-5.

Fahey, James J. and Damon C. Roberts and Stephen M. Utych. 2022. “Principled or Partisan? The Effect of Cancel Culture Framings on Support for Free Speech.” American Politics Research. DOI: 10.1177/1532673X22108760.

Roberts, Damon C. and Stephen M. Utych. 2022. “A Delicate Hand, or Two Fisted Aggression? How Gendered Language Influences Candidate Perceptions.” American Politics Research. DOI: 10.1177/1532673X211064884.

Roberts, Damon C. and Stephen M. Utych. 2021. “Polarized social distancing: Residents of Republican‐majority counties spend more time away from home during the COVID‐19 crisis.” Social Science Quarterly. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.13101.

Roberts, Damon C. and Stephen M. Utych. 2020. “Linking Gender, Language, and Partisanship: Developing a Database of Masculine and Feminine Words.” Political Research Quarterly. DOI: 10.1177/106591291987488

Select Working Papers1

Roberts, Damon C. “How do colors convey political information and affect individual attitudes?” Working Paper

Roberts, Damon C. “Economic concerns appear to be weak predictors of white political identity.” Working Paper

Roberts, Damon C. “Giving the leaves back to the forest: A primer on the use of random forest models as chained equations for imputing missing data.” Working Paper

Roberts, Damon C., Courtney J. Nava, and Komal Preet Kaur. “Not absent, just different: The implications of gender on white’s racial attitudes.” Working Paper

Book projects

Roberts, Damon C. “The shape and color of politics: How citizens process political information and its consequences.” Not under contract. In progress.

Public Scholarship


Roberts, Damon C. and Jennifer Wolak. 2022. “Will Biden’s age keep him from being re-elected?” Washington Post.


Colorado Public Radio. On: The effects of candidate age on electability. August 31, 2022.

New York Times “How much do voters really care about Biden’s age?”.

University of Colorado Boulder press On: Joe Biden’s re-election announcement and his age. May 2023.


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