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Andrew Engelhardt

Andrew Engelhardt

Assistant Professor

PhD, Vanderbilt University

N-711, Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
Department of Political Science
4392 SUNY
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4392

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  • Biography


    Andrew Engelhardt is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. Before joining Stony Brook, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He also held a postdoctoral research associate position at Brown University’s Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy and an affiliation with The Policy Lab. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Vanderbilt University and B.A. in Government from The College of William & Mary.

  • Research


    Andrew uses insights from political psychology to understand how multi-racial liberal democracies like the United States navigate challenges around fostering inclusion and addressing group-based inequalities. As part of this he investigates how individuals’ attitudes about social groups– particularly racialized groups–develop and change, and when, why, and among whom they influence political opinions and decision-making. His current projects consider the nature of group-centric thinking in American politics, whether and how people want children to learn about race and racism, and how people’s pre-political philosophies about life give rise to ideological thinking.

  • Recent Publications

    Anoll, Allison P. and Andrew M. Engelhardt. Forthcoming. “A Drop in the Ocean:  How Priors Anchor Attitudes Toward the American Carceral State.” British Journal of Political Science.
    *Winner of the 2022 ISPP Roberta Sigel Award for a paper by early career scholars

    Andrew M. Engelhardt, Stanley Feldman, and Marc J. Hetherington. Forthcoming. “Advancing the Measurement of Authoritarianism” Political Behavior

    Engelhardt, Andrew M. 2023. “Observational Equivalence in Explaining Attitude Change: Have White Racial Attitudes Genuinely Changed?” American Journal of Political Science. 67(2):411– 425.

    Allison P. Anoll, Andrew M. Engelhardt, and Mackenzie Israel-Trummel. 2022. “Black Lives, White Kids: White Parenting Practices Following Black-Led Protests” Perspectives on Politics. 20(4):1328–1345

    Engelhardt, Andrew M. 2021.“Racial Attitudes through a Partisan Lens.” British Journal of Political Science 51(3): 1062-1079.

  • Teaching


    Undergraduate: Next Offered: Fall 2023
    POL 317: American Election Campaigns POL 673: Advanced Topics: American Politics I
    POL 502:  Intermediate Statistics
    POL 673: Advanced Topics: American Politics I
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