Welcome. I am Assistant Professor in the Wilf Family Department of Politics at New York University. My primary research interests are in comparative political behavior, religious and ethnic politics, and political participation. I have done work in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States. 

A pdf version of my CV is available here. My Google Scholar page is here.

I can be reached by email: gwyneth.mcclendon@nyu.edu.

Envy in Politics. In Press (2018) with Princeton University Press. 

Pews to Politics: How Religious Ideas Can Influence Modes of Political Engagement in Africa and Beyond (with Rachel Riedl). (Drafted book manuscript.) 

Peer-Reviewed Articles
Reducing or Reinforcing In-group Preferences? An Experiment on Information and Ethnic Voting (with Claire Adida, Eric Kramon and Jessica Gottlieb). 2017. The Quarterly Journal of Political Science 12(4): 437-477.

Individualism and Empowerment in Pentecostal Sermons: New Evidence from Nairobi, Kenya (with Rachel Riedl). 2016. African Affairs 115 (458): 119-144.

Ethnic Cueing Across Minorities: A Survey Experiment on Candidate Evaluation in the United States (with Claire Adida and Lauren Davenport). 2016. Public Opinion Quarterly 80(4): 815-836.

Race and Responsiveness: A Field Experiment with South African Politicians. 2016. The Journal of Experimental Political Science 3(1): 60-74.

Religion As a Stimulant of Political Participation: Evidence from an Experiment in Nairobi, Kenya (with Rachel Riedl). 2015. Journal of Politics 77(4): 1045-1057.
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Social Esteem and Participation in Contentious Politics: A Field Experiment at an LGBT Pride Rally. 2014. American Journal of Political Science 58(2): 279-290.
Website. Supplementary Materials. Replication Materials

The Ethnicity-Policy Preferences Link in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Evan Lieberman). 2013. Comparative Political Studies 46(5): 574-602.

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Book Chapter
Under What Conditions Does Performance Information Influence Voter Behavior? Lessons from Benin (with Claire Adida, Jessica Gottlieb and Eric Kramon). Forthcoming 2018. In Information and Accountability: A New Method for Cumulative Learning. Dunning, T., G. Grossman, M. Humpreys, S. Hyde and C. McIntosh (editors). Cambridge University Press.  

Working Papers 
Breaking the Clientelistic Voting Equilibrium: The Joint Importance of Salience and Coordination (with Claire Adida, Jessica Gottlieb, and Eric Kramon). 2017. AidData Working Paper #48. Williambsburg, VA: AidData. 
Other Political Science Writings
Cognitive Biases in Ethnic Politics (with Claire Adida). Comparative Politics Newsletter. Fall 2017 27(2): pp. 4-11.

As Pope Francis Calls for Compassion Toward the Poor in Africa, What are African Churches Doing? (with Rachel Riedl). Washington Post Monkey Cage 28 November 2015.

Ethics of Using Public Officials as Field Experiment Subjects. Newsletter of the APSA Experiments Section, May 2012. 3(1): pp. 13-20.


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