Participant Info

First Name
J. Celeste
Last Name
Lay
Country
USA
University
Tulane University
Keywords
education policy, charter schools, New Orleans, public opinion, women & politics, campaigns & elections
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

I study political behavior, including political socialization (the development of political attitudes among young people); women and politics; and public opinion about public policy issues, especially education policy and immigration policy. I also closely follow the public education landscape in New Orleans and research responses to the system of choice and charter schools in the city.

Recent Publications

“Ignorance Is Bliss: Information Sources and Parents’ Beliefs about School Choice in New Orleans” Urban Affairs Review, forthcoming

“Adjusting to Immigrants in Two Midwestern Communities: Same Outcome, Different Process,” Social Science Quarterly, forthcoming

“She Was Born in a Small Town: The Advantages and Disadvantages in Political Knowledge and Efficacy for Rural Girls,” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, forthcoming

“The Salience of Schools and Safety: Explaining Mayoral Voting among Women in Cities,” in Minority Voting in the United States, edited by Kyle L. Kreider and Thomas J. Baldino (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-Clio, 2015), pp 168-189

“Polling in Impossible Conditions: Pre-election Polling in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina,” with Brian J. Brox, Journal of Public Management and Social Policy 22 (2) (2015): Article 4.

Media Coverage

Guest on “Garland Robinette Show,” WWL AM 870/FM 105.3, March 7, 2016

Guest on “The Morning Show,” WWL-TV, March 4, 2016

Guest on “POTUS 2016” with Brian Lehrer, CUNY TV, January 27, 2016

Guest on “Garland Robinette Show,” WWL AM 870/FM 105.3, Sept. 18, 2015

Panelist on “News One Now with Roland Martin,” August 28, 2015

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