Sands, Melissa, and Daniel de Kadt. “Local Exposure to Inequality Raises Support of People of Low Wealth for Taxing the Wealthy.” Nature 586: 257–261. Publisher's version.
Enos, Ryan, Aaron Kaufman, and Melissa Sands. “Can Violent Protest Change Local Policy Support? Evidence from the Aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles Riot.” American Political Science Review 113 (4): 1012-1028. Publisher's version.
de Kadt, Daniel, and Melissa Sands. "Segregation Drives Racial Voting: New Evidence from South Africa.” Forthcoming at Political Behavior. Publisher's version.
Sands, Melissa. 2017. “Exposure to Inequality Affects Support for Redistribution.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114 (4): 663-668. Publisher's version.
* Winner of 2017 Best Paper, Public Policy Section of APSA.
* Winner of 2017 Best Paper Award, Political Psychology Section of APSA.
O’Brien, Daniel Tumminelli, Dietmar Offenhuber, Jesse Baldwin-Philippi, Melissa Sands, and Eric Gordon. 2016. “Uncharted Territoriality in Coproduction: The Motivations for 311 reporting.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 27 (2): 320-335. Publisher's version.
* Honorable Mention, 2018 Radin Award for Best Paper published in JPART.
Dietrich, Bryce, and Melissa Sands. “Using Public Video Feeds to Understand Intergroup Exposure.” Revise & resubmit. Working draft.
Sands, Melissa. "'Eyes' on the Street: What Public Camera Feed Data Can Teach Us About Civic and Political Behavior.” Working draft.
Sands, Melissa. “The Distributive Politics of Education Policy: Party Control of State Government and Transfers to Localities.” Working draft.
de Kadt, Daniel, Ada Johnson-Kanu, and Melissa Sands. "State violence, party formation, and electoral accountability: The political legacy of the Marikana massacre." Working draft.
King, Gary, and Melissa Sands. “How Human Subject Research Rules Mislead You and Your University, and What to Do About it.” Working draft.
Sands, Melissa, and Adam Thal. "The Political Consequences of Exposure to Inequality on Social Media: A Field Experiment."
Barari, Soubhik, Brown, Dietrich, Bryce, Enos, Ryan, and Melissa Sands. "Using Public Camera Feeds to Study Social Distancing and Pro-Health Behaviors in a Pandemic."
Sands, Melissa, and Kris-Stella Trump. "How Does Exposure to Local Inequality Shape Political Participation?"
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, Ryan Enos, Michael Hankinson, and Melissa Sands. "Neighborhood Stability and Civic Participation.”
Hankinson, Michael, Melissa Sands, and Yamil Velez. "The Effects of Residential Stability on Civic Attitudes Via Housing Lottery."
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Melissa Sands. "Field Experimental Evidence on Smart City Technology and Voter Registration."
Sands, Melissa, and Daniel de Kadt.
“Exposure to Inequality as an Explanation of the Robin Hood Paradox.”