Profile: Andrea Campbell

Andrea Campbell’s core research concerns resemble a list of hot-button political issues pulled straight from the 2012 presidential campaign: Social Security, Medicare, health insurance, taxation. 

But Campbell, who was recently promoted to professor in the Department of Political Science, toes a very non-partisan line in her studies, which focus on the interplay of public opinion and key government policies that touch the lives of all Americans.

Campbell’s work “is a bit unusual for political science,” she says, because it bridges the fields of political behavior and historical institutional study. Her approach also offers a unique perspective on political inequality — an interest, says Campbell, at “the heart of my research.”

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Department of Political Science