Emily Anne West

  • Assistant Professor

Emily Anne West focuses on Political Psychology, Race, Ethnicity and Gender, as well as Experimental Methods. Using experimental, survey and historical data, her research explores the democratic implications of identity politics in two ways. First, she studies how historical marginalization along racial, ethnic, and gender lines affects political behavior and attitudes. In her second related line of research, she studies the different ways that discrimination manifests in the political process and affects outcomes for constituents. Her research has been published in The Journal of Politics. Professor West completed her Ph.D. in political science at New York University in 2017.


PS 1233 Political Psychology

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.


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