Christina E Farhart
Christina Farhart is an assistant professor in Political Science at Carleton College. She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science in August 2017, in the fields of American politics and political methodology, with a minor in Political Psychology. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology, as well as a Master of Arts in Political Science from Colorado State University. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Farhart worked for the National Science Foundation in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences and for the American Educational Research Association. Farhart’s research interests are anchored in political participation and civic engagement, utilizing theories from political science, psychology, and mass communication to gain greater understanding of the ways in which individuals become, stay, choose not to, or are prevented from being involved in the political realm. Her current research includes investigations into nonvoting and political disengagement, particularly learned helplessness and political disaffection. Additionally, her research agenda explores the use of alternative methodologies for the study of elections, electoral behavior and political attitudes, such as implicit candidate evaluations, as well as new, better-informed models to explain political participation and voter turnout. Further, she is working with coauthors to examine ideological motivated reasoning connected to conspiracy endorsement and the consequences of political misinformation.