Jill R. Laufer

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Position Title
Ph.D. Student. Am. Politics

1 Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616
Bio

Education

  • B.A., Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ in Anthropology - Awarded 2017
  • M.A., San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA in Political Science; Awarded with Distinction: June 2020

About

I'm a Ph.D. student in American Politics with a second field of Comparative Politics.

Research Focus

My research interests lie in the voting, activism, and political behavior of young people and those of mixed-race ancestry in the US. In particular, my work focuses on the activation of identity through issue salience, including gun violence and climate change, and the use of digital activism and face-to-face outreach in mobilizing youth.

Publications

Master's Thesis: Activating Agency: An Experiment Exploring Gun Violence Issue-Salience and Youth Political Behavior

Awards

Fall 2020: CSU’s Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) Fellowship Program

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