Meri T. Long

  • Part Time Instructor

Meri Long has a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. She has served as a Lecturer and Advisor in the Department of Political Science since 2016. Her research and teaching focus on public opinion, political behavior, American politics, and the intersection of gender and politics. When she isn’t teaching, Meri loves exploring the Pittsburgh parks and comedy scene, as well as spending time with her cat, Teddy.


Courses Taught

PS 1291 Women in Politics

PS 1231 Political Parties and Elections

PS 0200 American Politics

PS 1234 Electoral Behavior and the Democratic Process

PS 1232 Political Attitudes and Public Opinion

Education & Training

  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 2016

Representative Publications

Long, Meri T., Dawe, Ryan, & Suhay, Elizabeth. (2021). “Gender Attitudes and Candidate Preferences in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary and General Elections.” Politics & Gender, 1-28. doi:10.1017/S1743923X21000155

Hetherington, Marc J., Meri T. Long, and Thomas J. Rudolph. 2016. "Revisiting the Myth: New Evidence of a Polarized Electorate." Public Opinion Quarterly, March. doi:10.1093/poq/nfw003



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