Brennan Center for Justice
Sociology PhD Student, CUNY Graduate Center
I'm a researcher at the Brennan Center, where my work focuses on voting rights, election administration, and the effects of the criminal legal system on political participation. In my spare time, I'm working on my PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Authority After the Tempest: Hurricane Michael and the 2018 Elections. (With Peter Miller). Accepted, Journal of Politics.
Morris, Kevin (2021). "Turnout and Amendment 4: Mobilizing Eligible Voters Close to Formerly Incarcerated Floridians." American Political Science Review, 115 (3): 805-20. (Publisher's Version) (Accepted Version)
Morris, Kevin (2021). “Welcome Home—Now Vote! Voting Rights Restoration and Postsupervision Participation.” Social Science Quarterly 102 (1): 140–53. (Publisher's Version (free access))
Morris, Kevin, and Myrna Pérez (2021). “Barriers to the Ballot Box in Texas.” In Mexican American Civil Rights in Texas, edited by Robert Brischetto and J. Richard Avena, 225–41. Michigan State University Press. (Pre-print)
Ticketing and Turnout: How Policing for Profit Shapes Democratic Participation. (With Jon Ben-Menachem). Revise and Resubmit, American Political Science Review. (Working Paper).
Contested Killings: The Mobilizing Effects of Community Contact with Police Violence. (With Kelsey Shoub). Revise and Resubmit, American Political Science Review (Working Paper).
Manza, Jeff, and Kevin Morris. "Felony Disenfranchisement and Political Inequality." In Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, edited by David B Grusky, Nima Dahir, and Claire Daviss, 5th ed.
A Right Restricted: Partisanship, Racial Backlash, and Restrictions to the Ballot Box.
Grief and Anger: Disentangling the Effects of COVID-19 on Turnout.
Brennan Center Reports
Klain, Hannah, Kevin Morris, Max Feldman, and Rebecca Ayala. 2020. "Waiting to Vote: Racial Disparities in Election Day Experiences." Brennan Center for Justice. https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/waiting-vote.
Morris, Kevin, and Peter Dunphy. 2019. "AVR Impact on State Voter Registration." Brennan Center for Justice. https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/Report_AVR_Impact_State_Voter_Registration.pdf.
Brater, Jonathan, Kevin Morris, Myrna Pérez, and Chris Deluzio. 2018. "Purges: A Growing Threat to the Right to Vote." Brennan Center for Justice. https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/2019-08/Report_Purges_Growing_Threat.pdf.
Other Selected Writing
The Impact of Restrictive Voting Legislation, Brennan Center for Justice
Restrictive Voting Laws Are Highly Partisan, Brennan Center for Justice
Racial Turnout Gap Grew in Jurisdictions Previously Covered by the Voting Rights Act, Brennan Center for Justice
Large Racial Turnout Gap Persisted in 2020 Election, Brennan Center for Justice
Testimony Before Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections, United States House of Representatives
Georgia’s Attempt to Limit Out-of-Precinct Voting Will Hurt Black Neighborhoods, Brennan Center for Justice
Georgia’s Proposed Voting Restrictions Will Harm Black Voters Most, Brennan Center for Justice
Who’s Requesting Mail Ballots in Georgia’s Upcoming Primary? Brennan Center for Justice.
Who Votes by Mail? Brennan Center for Justice.
The Reform Law Needed to Counter Citizens United: H.R. 1. With Ian Vandewalker. Brennan Center for Justice.
Voter Purge Rates Remain High, Analysis Finds. Brennan Center for Justice.
Thwarting Amendment 4. Brennan Center for Justice.
North Carolina’s Election Fiasco Is About Voter Suppression, Not Voter Fraud. Brennan Center for Justice.
A Transformative Step for Democracy in Florida. Brennan Center for Justice.
Florida Primaries. Data for Progress.
What the Hell is Happening in DC? Data for Progress.
Florida, Georgia, North Carolina Still Purging Voters at High Rates. With Myrna Pérez. Brennan Center for Justice.
The IDC Challengers and Cynthia Nixon. Data for Progress.
What Happened in the NY-14? Data for Progress.
The Day After. Data for Progress.
Young Voters, Not Gentrification, Drove Ocasio-Cortez's Victory. Data for Progress.
Young Voters are Changing the Democratic Party. Data for Progress.