Zeke is ABD in the Political Science department at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. His subfields are American Politics and Political Methodology, in addition to the Center for Political Psychology's graduate minor. Zeke's primary interests are concentrated on contemporary issues of conflict and his dissertation looks at the causes and consequences of political alienation, at the level of the individual and electorate. Other research interests revolve around questions of individual opinion formation and change, group identity, partisanship, and unorthodox beliefs (e.g. -isms like supremacism, extremism, conspiracism).

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • BA: Politics and Writing, Ithaca College, 2003-2007
  • MA: Political Science, University of Rhode Island, 2015-2016


  • Public Opinion and Political Behavior
  • Political Psychology