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Graduate Students

A diverse group of PhD students helps provide the lifeblood of the Center for the Study of Political Psychology and the affiliated PhD minor in political psychology brings together faculty from a variety of units at the University of Minnesota. Below are some of the center's student affiliates. 

Name Email Department Interests
Rafael Aguilera aguil052@umn.edu Social Psychology  
Paula Armendariz armen013@umn.edu Political Science Comparative politics, political psychology, Latin American politics
Karine Belarmino Lourenco da Silva belar007@umn.edu Political Science  
Wen Bu buxxx043@umn.edu Social Psychology Racial attitudes, racial identity, and political attitudes of racial minorities; psychology and law; measurement of racial attitudes
Hui (Max) Bai baixx062@umn.edu Social Psychology Values, ideological orientation, inter-group attitudes, social change
Sarah Cox coxxx624@umn.edu Social Psychology  
Zack Crowley crowl090@umn.edu Political Science Personality predispositions, environmental context, authoritarianism, rural consciousness, political engagement
Hyerin Han hanxx999@umn.edu Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication Ideological orientation, party identity, racial attitudes
Rachael Houston houst139@umn.edu Political Science Public opinion, judicial behaviors, media effects
Katrina Heimark heima019@umn.edu Political Science Comparative politics, criminology and criminal justice, Latin American politics, political psychology
Clara Juarez Miro juare085@umn.edu Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication Populism, nationalism, online communities, news media
Hannah Kim kimx3433@umn.edu Political Science  
Kristen Lunz Trujillo lunzx007@umn.edu Political Science Political psychology of groups and identities, particularly of rural identity, health and science attitudes, and misinformation
Molly Madzelan madze005@umn.edu Social Psychology  
Michaele Myers myers585@umn.edu Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication Political communication, political psychology, mass media effects, science communication, quantitative methodology & statistics
Madeline Salucka saluc001@umn.edu Political Science  
Penny Thomas thom5791@umn.edu Political Science  
Zeke Wright wrig0599@umn.edu Political Science Public opinion and political behavior, political psychology