Claire Gothreau, Ph.D. Candidate

Temple University

Phone: 5702627773

City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Country: United States

About Me:

I am a PhD candidate at Temple University. My research interests are in American politics with a focus on gender, political psychology, and experimental methodology. I’m also interested in the intersection between politics, psychophysiology, and human behavior. I am currently working on my dissertation which explores the political consequences of gender-based marginalization. In particular, I consider the way that women experience interpersonal objectification, objectification in the media, sexism, and sexual harassment as potential predictors of political engagement. I’m also the Assistant Director of the Behavioral Foundations Lab and the Graduate Student Managing Editor of the Journal of Experimental Political Science.

Research Interests

Gender and Politics

Political Psychology

Experimental Research

Research Methods & Research Design

Countries of Interest

United States

My Research:

My research agenda centers around American political behavior, political psychology, and women and politics. More specifically, I study how our gender identity and the way in which we express that identity, shapes how we interact with the political sphere. I am currently working on several projects that demonstrate the breadth of my interests. However, the common thread that runs through each project I work on is a fascination with how the seemingly non-political affects political outcomes.