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PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Politics, American Politics, American History, International Relations
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Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Fighting to Vote: Exploring the Political Participation of Veterans

This project would examine the political participation of American military veterans throughout history. What impact did military service have on veterans' interest in politics? How does serving in the military influence political opinions? Does military service increase confidence in government institutions? How do wars or periods of conflict influence these relationships? All of these questions could be investigated through both qualitative and quantitative analysis of historical policies and public opinion data. While veterans have comprised a relatively small portion of the American public, their effect on politics has received a great deal of attention in the media and other popular accounts. With this project, I hope to learn more about this phenomenon from a historical perspective.

Coding skills

R, Stata, LaTex