Political Science and International Relations
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Areas of Expertise
- Research explores the behavior of women as voters and candidates for political office in the United States.
- Also studies political psychology, gender stereotypes, public opinion, elections and the intersection of religion and politics.
- Expert Contributor at Gender Watch 2018, a non-partisan project of the Center for American Women and Politics that tracked, analyzed and illuminated gender dynamics in the 2018 elections.
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Disaster Research Center
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Studies teams and leadership within organizations in order to understand the factors that unite individuals, teams and leaders in organizations or break them apart.
Research focuses on the impacts of natural disasters on public health, as well as linkages between disaster planning and the actions communities and individuals take to prepare, respond and recover.
Political psychologist and expert on voter behavior and emotion, focusing on how voters process information to make their decisions.
Education and Social Policy
Research interests include obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets and corner stores.
Examines representations of Blackness and womanhood in pop culture, the art world and the media.