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Political Science

My research interests can be categorized under the broad banner of critical social & political theory. More specifically, I am interested in the ways social movements and political thinkers have appropriated, adapted, or broken with Hegelian-Marxist thought in their struggle against various forms of oppression. In this vein, I...Read more

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

I am a doctoral candidate studying American politics, public opinion, and political psychology. My current research examines how novel approaches to survey measurement capture psychological features of public opinion.

I am a Research Assistant for the Cooperative Congressional Election Study working under Prof. Brian Schaffner.

Prior to coming...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 explores the ostensibly popular, inclusive, and race-neutral middle class identity, focusing on the extent to which it is racialized. I contend that...Read more


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