Graduate Students and TAs

We are proud of our graduate students at Stony Brook. For a list of students on the job market, please check Hire a Stony Brook PhD.

 

Karyn Amira

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Union College
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Psychology, Public Opinion, Ideology, Media Effects, Political Communication, Voter Turnout, Persuasion

Alexa Bankert

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Free University of Berlin
Research and Teaching Interests: Intergroup Relations, Political Ideology and Critical Theory, Experimental Research Methods

Scott Bokemper

Major/Minor: Political Economy/Political Psychology
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests: Experimental Economics, Evolutionary Psychology

Autumn Bynum

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/Political Economy
Degrees: B.S., Business and Economics, Japanese, Asian Studies, University of Arkansas
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Cognition and Emotion, Judgment and Decision Making, Religion and Politics

Richard Cho

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Stony Brook University
M.A., Political Science, Columbia University
Research and Teaching Interests: Experimental/Quantitative Methods, Political Behavior, Media Effects, Public Opinion, Heuristics, Stereotypes/Prejudice  

Elizabeth Connors

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, French, College of Charleston; M.A., Political Psychology, Stony Brook University
Research and Teaching Interests: Moral Politics, Persuasion, Moral Persuasion, Information Processing, Experimental Methods, Quantitative Methods
 

James Cragun

Major/Minor:  Political Psychology / Political Economy
Degrees:  B.S. in Psychology, University of Oregon
Research interests:  Judgment and decision making, bounded rationality, motivated reasoning, individual differences in susceptibility to biases, scientific and economic reasoning, evolutionary psychology, psychology of religious belief

Justine D'Elia

Major/Minor: American Politics/Political Psychology
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Research and Teaching Interests: Congress, Race and Politics

Alessandro Del Ponte

Major/Minor: Political Economy / Political Psychology
Degrees: B.Sc. Economics, University of Genoa; Master of Public Administration, SUNY Albany; M.Sc. Economics of Public Administration and International Institutions, Bocconi University    
Research and Teaching Interests: Morality and Prosocial Behavior, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Political Economy, Neuroscience

Taylor Grant

Major/Minor: American Politics/Political Economy
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, University of Washington J.D., Seattle University School of Law
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Parties, Political Institutions, American Presidency, Judicial Politics

Raynee Gutting

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/Political Economy
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, UCLA
Research and Teaching Interests: Protest and Social Movements, Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Intergroup Relations, Behavioral Economics, Quantiative Methods
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/stonybrook.edu/rayneegutting/

Matthew Harris

(Graduate Council Fellowship Award)
Major/Minor: American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science and TV/Radio/Films, Syracuse University
Research and Teaching Interests: Electoral Behavior, Public Opinion

Nechama Horwitz

Major/Minor: Political Psychology
Degrees: B.A., Politics and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Brandeis University 
M.A., Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem   
Research and Teaching Interests: political and social identity, political socialization, political participation, public opinion, political knowledge

John Kane

Major/Minor: American Politics/Political Psychology
Degrees: B.A., Social Sciences, St. Joseph's College
M.S., Global Affairs, New York University
Research and Teaching Interests: Ideology, Partisanship, Economic Voting

Patrick Kraft

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/Methodology
Degrees: B.A. Political Science, University of Mannheim
M.A. Political Science, University of Mannheim
Research and Teaching Interests: political behavior and attitudes, voting behavior, political decision-making and information processing, quantitative methods and statistics

Patrick Lown

Major/Minor: Political Psychology
Degrees: B.S., Psychology, Ohio State University
Research and Teaching Interests: Ideology, Emotions, Empathy, Social welfare politics, Group processes and social movements, Electoral systems

Brandon Marshall

Major/Minor: Political Science/Psychology
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Austin Peay State University
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Psychology, Ideology, Partisanship, Media Effects, Attitude Formation and Change

Jeeyoung Park

Major/Minor: Political Economy / American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Chung-Ang University
M.A., International Relations, Seoul National University
M.A., Environmental Economics, Duke University
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Prediction Market, Voting Behavior, Political Methodology
 

Zach Truelson

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, Augustana College (SD)
Research and Teaching Interests: motivated reasoning, attitude change, moral reasoning, experimental methodology

David Stack

Major/Minor: American Politics/Political Economy
Degrees: B.A., Political Science, Boston College 
M.A., Public Policy, Stony Brook University   
Research and Teaching Interests: Elections, Parties and Interest Groups, Bureaucracy 

Yamil Velez

(W. Burghardt Turner Award)
Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Political Science and Psychology, Florida State University
Research and Teaching Interests: Public Opinion, Electoral Behavior, Group Processes and Intergroup relations

 Website: http://www.yamilvelez.com/

Johanna Willmann

Major/minor: Political Psychology
Degrees: M.A., Political Science, University of Vienna
Research and teaching interest: voting behavior, cross-pressures, attitude change, implicit attitudes
Website: http://www.johannawillmann.at/

Breanna Wright

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, Roanoke College
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Behavior, Media Effects, Judgment and Decision Making, Persuasion

Sara S. Yeganeh

Major/Minor: Political Psychology/American Politics
Degrees: B.A., Government & Law, Psychology, Lafayette College
Research and Teaching Interests: Political Persuasion, Voting Behavior, Political Communication, Decision Making & Information Processing 


 

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