Jennifer Merolla

Ph.D in Political Science, Duke University

LOCATION Harper East 214
PHONE 909.621.8695

Teaching & Research Interests
Applied: Campaigns and Elections, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Race and Ethnics Politics, and Congress.
Methods: Statistics, Research Design, Social Choice, and Game Theory

Jennifer Merolla is an Associate Professor at Claremont Graduate University. She received her B.A. from Boston College in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University in 2003. Her research focuses on how the political environment shapes individual attitudes and behavior. Her work includes the study of threat, voting behavior, parties, public opinion, race and ethnic politics, women and politics, and religion and politics. She is co-author of Democracy at Risk: How Terrorist Threats Affect the Public, published with the University of Chicago Press.  Her work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Political Research Quarterly, Public Choice, and Women, Politics, and Policy.

Click here to watch an interview with Professor Merolla regarding her latest book,  here to view the book, and here to read a recent op-ed.


Curriculum Vitae

PP 302 Political Behavior
PP 306 Legislative Process & Public Policy
PP 308 Political Psychology
PP 313 Representation & Elections
PP 314  Political Parties
PP 322  Minority Politcal Behavior 
PP 329  Public Opinion
PP 482  Advanced Quantitative Research Methods




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