Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Bauer, Vincent, Melina Platas, and Jeremy Weinstein. 2022. “Legacies of Islamic Rule in Africa: Colonial Responses and Contemporary Development,” World Development, Volume 152, 105750.
  2. Arce, Julio Solís, et al. 2021. “COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Hesitancy in Low and Middle Income Countries, and Implications for Messaging,” Nature Medicine, 27: 1385–1394.
  3. Ferrali, Romain, Guy Grossman, Melina R. Platas, and Jonathan Rodden. 2021. “Who Registers? Village Networks, Household Dynamics, and Voter Registration in Rural Uganda,” accepted at Comparative Political Studies.
  4. Platas, Melina R. and Pia Raffler. 2021, “Closing the Gap: Information and Mass Support in a Dominant Party Regime, Journal of Politics, Volume 83, Number 4.
  5. Bicalho, Clara, Melina R. Platas, and Leah Rosenzweig. 2021. “If we move, it moves with us”: Physical Distancing in Africa during COVID-19, World Development.
  6. Eubank, Nicholas, Guy Grossman, Melina Platas, and Jonathan Rodden. 2021. “Viral Voting: Social Networks and Political Participation,Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 16(30): 265-284.
  7. Williamson, Scott, Claire Adida, Adeline Lo, Lauren Prather, Melina R. Platas, and Seth Werfel. 2020. “Family Matters: How Immigrant Histories Can Promote Inclusion,” American Political Science Review.”When Americans recall their roots, they open up to immigration,” The Conversation
  8. Blaydes, Lisa, and Melina R. Platas. 2020. “Religion, Patriarchy and the Perpetuation of Harmful Social Conventions: The Case of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt,” Journal of Demographic Economics.
  9. Adida, Claire, Adeline Lo, and Melina R. Platas. 2019. “Americans preferred Syrian refugees who are female, English-speaking, and Christian on the eve of Donald Trump’s election,” PLOS One.
  10. Ferrali, Romain, Guy Grossman, Melina R. Platas, and Jonathan Rodden. 2019. “It Takes a Village: Peer Effects and Externalities in Technology Adoption,” American Journal of Political Science. 
    • Winner of the Political Network’s Best Conference Paper Award
  11. Dunning, Thad, Guy Grossman, Macartan Humphreys, Susan Hyde, Craig McIntosh, Gareth Nellis, Eric Arias, Clara Bicalho, Taylor C. Boas, Mark T. Buntaine, Simon Chauchard, Anirvan Chowdhury, Jessica Gottlieb, F. Daniel Hidalgo, Marcus Holmlund, Ryan Jablonski, Eric Kramon, Horacio Larreguy, Malte Lierl, John Marshall, Gwyneth McClendon, Marcus A. Melo, Daniel L. Nielson, Paula M. Pickering, Melina R. Platas, Pablo Querubín, Pia Raffler, and Neelanjan Sircar. 2019. “Voter information campaigns and political accountability: Cumulative findings from a pre-registered meta-analysis of coordinated trials,” Science Advances, Vol. 5, no. 7, eaaw2612.
  12. Adida, Claire, Adeline Lo, and Melina R. Platas. 2018. “Perspective taking can promote short-term inclusionary behavior toward Syrian refugees,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 
    • Winner of the Migration and Citizenship APSA Section 2018 Best Paper Award
  13. Grossman, Guy, Melina R. Platas, and Jonathan Rodden. 2018. Crowdsourcing Accountability: ICT for Service Delivery,” World Development, 112: 74-87
  14. Adida, Claire, Kim Yi Dionne, and Melina R. Platas. 2018. “Ebola, elections, and immigration: how politicizing an epidemic can shape public attitudes, Politics, Groups, and Identities.
    • Winner of the Politics, Groups, and Identities Best Article Award
  15. Lee, Melissa and Melina Platas Izama. 2015. “Aid Externalities: Evidence from PEPFAR in Africa,” World Development, 67: 281-294.

Book Chapters

Platas, Melina R. “Islam and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa“, Oxford Handbook on Politics in Muslim Societies, edited by Melani Cammett and Pauline Jones (forthcoming)

Platas, Melina R. and Pia Raffler. 2019. Candidate Videos and Vote Choice in Ugandan Parliamentary Elections.”Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning: Lessons from Metaketa I. Edited by Thad Dunning et al. Cambridge University Press.

Other Publications

Platas Izama, Melina. 2014. “Muslim Education in Africa: Trends and Attitudes Toward Faith-Based Schools,” Review of Faith and International Affairs, 12(2): 38-50.

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