Kristyn Karl

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Karl 2012

Doctoral Student
American Politics

  • Fields of Study
    • American Politics
    • Methodology
  • About

    Kristyn's primary research interests are in political psychology and behavior, media effects, and experimental and survey methods. Her dissertation examines political advertisements and the importance of attention, measured unconsciously, in determining emotional response and subsequent political behavior. She is also interested in decision making and the role of race and stereotypes in politics. Prior to graduate school, Kristyn worked in Washington, D.C. and spent a year in the Gulf Coast doing disaster relief work.

  • Education
    • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 2006
    • The University of Michigan, M.A., 2011
    • UM Graduate Teacher Certificate, 2014
  • Dissertation Title
    • Missing the Message: Emotions, Bias, and Attention to Political Advertisements
  • Dissertation Committee
    • Ted Brader (Chair), Arthur Lupia, Nicholas A. Valentino, Stephanie D. Preston (Psychology)