Schickler’s research focuses on the U.S. Congress, public opinion, and political parties. He has written about the Senate filibuster, assessing its impact on policy-making and potential pathways to filibuster reform. He has also studied the role of the mass public in guiding and responding to the development of the New Deal welfare state in the 1930s-40s. Schickler’s current project seeks to understand the relationship between New Deal economic liberalism and racial liberalism in giving rise to the civil rights “realignment” in the 1930s-60s.
In the News
Uses early public opinion polls to show that Democratic partisanship, economic liberalism, and racial liberalism began to come into alignment among northern whites by the late 1930s.