Emily Anne West

  • Assistant Professor

Emily West's research focuses on Identity Politics, with an emphasis on understanding the psychological mechanisms driving both voter and elite behavior. Using experimental data (survey, lab, and “natural”), as well as historical and text-as data, she explores the democratic implications of identities, such as gender, ethnicity, partisanship and class.


PS 1233 Political Psychology

PS 1281 American Capstone: Identity in American Politics

PS 2230 Mass Politics

Education & Training

  • PhD, New York University, 2017

Representative Publications

Descriptive Representation and Political Efficacy: Evidence from Obama and Clinton. (2017), The Journal of Politics, 79(1).

“Repressed Productive Potential and Revolt: Insights from an Insurgency in Burundi.” (with Cyrus Samii). Forthcoming. Political Science Research and Methods.


Area of Study