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Political Science

I am a Ph.D. student of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My major research interest is to explore how contemporary minority individuals participate in politics and the effectiveness of such collective action on policy change. By focusing on LGBT movement in both the United States and...Read more

My research interests fall at the intersection of comparative politics and contemporary political theory. My current research focuses on various faces and roots of islamophobia, nationalism in 21st century and origins of radicalism. Specifically, I want to study on how to explain current emergence of islamophobia and how the...Read more

My primary areas of study are American Politics and Political Psychology, with my research interests oriented toward attitudes, voting behavior, and framing. My current research examines the intersection of multiple political identities in structuring attitudes and behavior.

I currently work as a Research Assistant for Prof. Brian Schaffner on...Read more

I'm Kaylee Johnson, a doctoral candidate, teaching assistant, and research assistant in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Welcome!

My dissertation project problematizes the middle class identity, focusing on the extent to which it is racialized. I contend that the middle class identity...Read more


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