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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 Beliefs about the Causes of 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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