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University of Minnesota
decision making, campaigns, political networks, survey methods, political psychology, threat, participation, public opinion, experimental methods
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I’m currently a PhD candidate in the Political Science department at the University of Minnesota, in the American Politics and Methodology subfields. My main focus is Political Psychology, and my research interests include decision theory, participation behavior, public opinion, and survey methodology. My dissertation focuses on how different kinds of threat affect political behavior – for instance, how terrorism threat and cultural threat can both predict similar increases in participation or political extremism.

I am currently teaching the lab for our Introduction to Research Methods class, and am familiar with explaining political science research and statistics to a lay audience. This summer I will be teaching the department’s Political Psychology of Mass Behavior class.

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Chen, Philip G., Jacob Appleby, Eugene Borgida, Timothy H. Callaghan, Pierce Ekstrom, Christina E. Farhart, Elizabeth Housholder, Hannah Kim, Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz, Howard Lavine, Matthew D. Luttig, Ruchika Mohanty, Aaron Rosenthal, Geoff Sheagley, Brianna A. Smith, Joseph A. Vitriol and Allison Williams. “The Minnesota Multi-Investigator 2012 Presidential Election Panel Study.” Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy 14.1 (2014): 78-104.

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