Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Katelyn Stauffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. She received her PhD from Indiana University in 2018 and her Bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College.

Dr. Stauffer’s research and teaching focus on topics related to gender and politics, representation, political institutions, and public opinion. Her published work addresses two primary questions: 1) How does the inclusion of historically marginalized groups influence public opinion towards political institutions and their members? and 2) How do institutional structures influence the emergence and behavior of women in positions of power? Dr. Stauffer’s research has been published in the American Political Science Review; American Journal of Political Science; Political Research Quarterly; Electoral Studies; Politics, Groups and Identities; and Politics & Gender, among other outlets.

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Indiana University, 2018
    • Fields: American Politics, Quantitative Methodology
    • Outside Minor: Statistical Sciences
  • B.A., Political Science & History, Gettysburg College, 2013