Spencer Kiesel

Spencer Kiesel Portrait

Position Title
Graduate Student

Kerr 685
1 Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

Research Focus

I'm a PhD candidate at UC Davis, my research focuses on the representation of nonreligious persons in the US. I also work on political polarization and vaccine hesitancy. My dissertation focuses on the underrepresentation of nonreligious persons in the US and associated biases against nonreligious persons. I also conduct survey research on affective polarization and vaccine hesitancy. Specifically on how partisanship affects mass level interpersonal decisions and on how egocentric social networks affects individuals level of vaccine hesitancy.