Brianna Howell

Brianna is a PhD candidate in Political Science, with a concentration in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of domestic and international politics, seeking to understand how international issues become salient to parties and voters in developed countries. Her dissertation looks specifically at how international trade has been framed by parties and the media, and how voters understand and prioritize the issue.

Education & Training

  • MA in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
  • BA in Political Science and Global Studies, North Central College, 2012

Research Interest Summary

Comparative Political Behavior; Political Economy; European Politics; Quantitative Text Analysis; Issue Salience and Framing

Area of Study