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Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Charleston

Karyn Amira joined the Department of Political Science in August of 2015. Her research interests are in American Politics and Political Psychology with specializations in ideology, public opinion, media influence, political behavior and experimental methodology. She teaches courses in Media and Politics, Political Psychology, Research Methods, Political Parties and Capstone.

Her current research agenda is centered on affective polarization and candidate perception, although she has also been involved in recent projects on authoritarianism and Donald Trump's effects on the Republican Party. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Perspectives on Politics, The Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, The Journal of Experimental Political Science, The Journal of Political Science Education and International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society. View more information here:


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    Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Charleston