Department of Political Science
Program: PhDSupervisor: Marc A. Bodet
Title: The Influence of Race-Based, Gender-Based, and Age-Based Stereotypes on Voting Behavior
My dissertation will focus on race-based, age-based, and gender-based prejudice as they are the first three types of physical cues detected upon encountering an individual. They are referred to as basic or primitive categories in social psychology (Jackson, 2011). Moreover, among sociodemographic characteristics, race and gender are particularly visible and politically salient (Tolley & Goodyear-Grant, 2014). Understanding the influence of politicians appearance on the evaluation citizens make of them might bring us one step closer to solving the complex and persistent puzzle of several social groups under-representation in democracies.
Gender and politics
Immigrant political and social incorporation
Youth and politics