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Political Science

I am a PhD student focusing on historical and contemporary political theory. 

My research focuses on the politics underlying transformations in international and activist human rights discourses in the period stretching from the post-WWII moment, through to the present. 

In addition to my work in the department, I...Read more

I am currently working on my dissertation, which draws on the Movement for Black Lives and Black radicalism more generally to develop a critical theory of racial capitalism.

At present, I am a visiting scholar in the department of philosophy at St. Louis University (Fall 2017-Fall 2018).

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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.

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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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