Graduate Students

Christine Slaughter

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Master of Arts in Political Science, UCLA (2018) 

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Comparative Women's Studies, Spelman College (2015)


I study American politics specifically as it intersects with race, ethnicity and politics, and political behavior. My current project examines the detrimental effects of poverty on perceptions of government and political participation among racial and ethnic minorities and the psychological factors that lead to greater political engagement. More broadly, my research interests revolve around racial inequality, political behavior, and gender in politics.

Grants and Awards

APSA Minority Fellowship (2016)

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (2016-2019)

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2016, 2017)

Graduate Research Mentorship (2016-2017)


Lorrie Frasure Yokley (Chair) 

Matt Barreto 

David Sears 

Natalie Masuoka