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PhD Candidate in International Relations and Comparative Politics, American University School of International Service

Kimberly Tower is a fifth-year PhD Candidate in International Relations and Comparative Politics at the American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C. She is currently a visiting Fulbright scholar at the CEVIPOF research center at Sciences Po - Paris. Her research interests include political symbols, national identity, and political behavior, especially in the United States and France.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Translation Volunteer , Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition
  • 2017–present
    Research Assistant, American University
  • 2021–present
    Visiting Fulbright scholar, CEVIPOF, Sciences Po
  • 2019–2019
    Teaching Assistant, American University
  • 2016–2017
    Community Manager, Atout France
  • 2013–2013
    Research Intern, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania

Education

  • 2020 
    American University, Master of Philosophy in International Relations
  • 2016 
    Villanova University, Master of Arts in Political Science
  • 2015 
    Villanova University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, French & Francophone Studies

Publications

  • 2022
    Election Conspiracy Theories Grow After Macron Victory, Foreign Policy
  • 2022
    The French Right Is Obsessed With Fighting Wokeness, Foreign Policy

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Arthur King Peters Memorial Travel Award
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Fulbright Commission
  • 2021
    ICPSR Summer Methods Training Grant
    Role:
    Participant
    Funding Source:
    American University
  • 2021
    Open Study/Research Grant
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Fulbright Commission
  • 2017
    SIS Doctoral Assistantship Award
    Role:
    Doctoral student
    Funding Source:
    American University
  • 2015
    Tournées Film Festival Grant
    Role:
    Organizer
    Funding Source:
    FACE Foundation, Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • European Consortium for Political Research
  • International Studies Association
  • Political Science Association (UK), Elections, Public Opinion and Parties specialist group