Rachael B Houston

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Rachael Houston is a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. Her academic interests are broadly in American politics— more specifically political psychology and political communication. She is primarily interested in communication between citizens and elites, the intersection of media and politics, political misinformation, and promoting media literacy.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.with Honors: Political Science , Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, 2017.
  • B.A.with Honors: Communication, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, 2017.

Curriculum Vitae


  • American Politics, Political Psychology, Political Communication
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • COGS Position on the Minnesota Legislative Coalition: Fall 2017
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Penniman Graduate Scholarship, 2017