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Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director

Department of Government

School of Public Affairs

American University




I specialize in the study of public opinion and political psychology in the U.S. context, with substantive focus on socioeconomic inequality and the politicization of science.


I'm currently working on a book manuscript (Debating the American Dream: How Explanations for Inequality Polarize U.S. Politics) that seeks to understand the connection between Americans' explanations for socioeconomic inequality and their political attitudes. My current work on science & politics spans several topics, including public beliefs related to genomics, trust in government during the COVID pandemic, and communication between Congress and outside experts.


Contact Info:

Kerwin Hall

4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, D.C. 20016-8130

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