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Doctoral StudentAmerican Politics
LaGina Gause is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy and Political Science. She is interested in non-electoral participation, political representation, race and ethnic politics, and inequality. Her research focuses on legislators' response to salient collective action (events in which multiple participants publicly express a grievance or profess a desire for change).
In other work, she researches Obama's use of implicit racial cues as a defense against political rumors during the 2008 presidential election (with Vince Hutchings, Spencer Piston, and Vanessa Cruz), and the effect of salience and resource constraints on the decision of interest groups to lobby Congress, the Executive, or both (with Geoff Lorenz).
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