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Dr. LJ Zigerell Jr

Associate Professor/Assessment Director
Politics and Government
Schroeder Hall - SCH 404
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L.J Zigerell is an Associate Professor of Politics and Government at Illinois State University. L.J's current research activities involve the study of race and sex discrimination and beliefs about inequalities.

Teaching Interests & Areas

Judicial politics. Constitutional law. Legal thinking. Research methods

Research Interests & Areas

Race and sex bias. Researcher bias

Ph D Political Science

University of Pittsburgh

Other Teaching and Curriculum

Penn State Harrisburg

BS Engineering

Geneva College

Book, Chapter

Malhotra, N., & Zigerell, L. Publication bias in the social sciences: A threat to scientific integrity. Research Integrity: Best Practices for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Oxford University Press (2022)
L.J Zigerell. 2015. Maintaining the Technological Neutrality of the Fourth Amendment. In N. Lind and E. Rankin, Privacy in the Digital Age: 21st-Century Challenges to the Fourth Amendment.
L.J Zigerell and Heather Marie Rice. 2011. "Intense Ambivalence: Report on the 2006 and 2008 ANES Abortion Attitudes Measures." In J. Aldrich and K. M. McGraw (eds.), Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies. Princeton University Press.

Journal Article

Zigerell, L. Introducing Political Science Students to Data Visualization Strategies. Journal of Political Science Education (2022)
Zigerell, L. Did Brett Kavanaugh's overt partisanship cause severe harm to the legitimacy of the US Supreme Court?. Social Science Quarterly (2021)
Zigerell, L. Perceived Discrimination against Black Americans and White Americans. Meta-Psychology 5 (2021): MP.2019.1778.
Zigerell, L. Reply to 'Powerless Conservatives or Powerless Findings?'. PS: Political Science & Politics 54.2 (2021): 270.
Zigerell, L. Technical comment on: Schneider, SP, Gonzalez, FJ (2021). 'Racial resentment predicts eugenics support more robustly than genetic attributions' Personality and Individual Differences, 180: 110989. Personality and Individual Differences 180 (2021): 111113.