Kristine Kay

University of California, Berkeley

Travers Department of Political Science

I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley affiliated with the Institute of Governmental Studies. Starting Fall 2018, I will be a BELS Fellow through the Center for the Study of Law & Society. I received my Bachelor's in International Relations from Lake Forest College, and my Master's in Political Science from The Ohio State University, where I was a Program in Statistics and Methodology (PRISM) Fellow.

I study American politics with a focus on public opinion, political psychology and group politics. Methodologically, I am primarily interested in survey design and analysis; multilevel and survival models; and causal inference and experiments. My dissertation investigates the consequences of manipulating identification with racial, national, and partisan groups for intergroup emotions, political participation and preferences for conflict versus cooperation. My work has appeared in Politics, Groups and Identities and The Journal of Politics.

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