Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Karlee Taylor is a PhD student at the University of Georgia studying political science with a focus on political behavior and race and gender studies.


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Indianapolis, 2020

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Originally from Indiana, Karlee completed her undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Indianapolis with focus in legal students and ethics. During her time at UIndy, she worked heavily in different aspects of Student Affairs. Karlee served on an Inclusion and Equity Assistantship where she worked on retention of at-risk students, social media campaigns, educational programming, and created task forces for future university efforts.

Her work with inclusion and equity helped her significantly with her research as an assistant to the Political Science Department at University of Indianapolis. While completing research on women in state and local politics with her professor, Karlee focused on qualitative studies aimed to highlight Indiana’s forgotten women of color and to retell their stories. She received grants from Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana Historical Bureau, and Indiana Humanities to fund her research. Upon completion, Karlee was approved by the Indiana Historical Bureau to create and fund a historical marker site over one of Indiana’s forgotten women–Harriette Bailey Conn, who served as Indiana’s first Black and first Woman State Public Defender and many other personal and professional accolades.

Research Interests

Karlee’s research interest include political behavior, race and gender, public opinion,  and intersectionality as pertains to voting behavior