The Profits of Distrust


The Profits of Distrust: Citizen-Consumers, Drinking Water, and the Crisis of Confidence in American Government (Cambridge University Press, 2022) explores how Americans’ relationship with drinking water informs their trust in government. We demonstrate that Americans who experience (or perceive) drinking water quality issues express decreased trust in government, and explore the consequences of this distrust within the private and public sectors.

This is a co-authored book with Manny Teodoro (Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison) and David Switzer (Assistant Professor, University of Missouri). Order the book from Cambridge or from Amazon.

A Political Theory of Nonprofits (In progress)

My current book project explores how U.S. partisan politics shape the nonprofit sector.