Forthcoming March 2016:
Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction
Improving Public Policy: Measurement & Prediction in Minority Report
- Jennifer Kelkres Emery
"We Shall Overcome:" The Districts of Panem and Identity Politics in The Hunger Games
- Jennifer Kelkres Emery and Jocelyn Evans
Edited by Michael Allen & Justin Vaughan
I currently work at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, and was an Assistant Professor of Government at the University of West Florida 2012-2015. I have taught courses in American politics and political behavior. My research focuses on how people think, feel, and talk about politics. Some of my recent work is forthcoming in a Routledge book due out March 2016, PoliSci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction. I also have pieces currently under review at the American Journal of Sociology (revise and resubmit) and also Applied Cognitive Psychology.
I am preparing a book manuscript based on my dissertation, entitled "Finding Common Enemies: Social Identification and Partisanship". It draws from literature on party identification and social identity to examine the effect that social groups have on our party preferences. I introduce a new twist on the social identification literature by incorporating a causal mechanism borrowed from psychology, outgroup bias.
I have always been interested in the way that ideas influence people. In my research, politics and marketing both address that same puzzle. I also have five years of experience working with marketing clients, at advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and in media measurement with Cision AB.
For more information, please see my C.V, my syllabi on the Teaching page, and the Research page for a description of some of the projects I have underway.