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Welcome! In 2019 I received my PhD in political science from Temple University. My research interests are in American politics with a focus on gender, political psychology, and experimental methodology. My work is motivated by a desire to understand how seemingly non-political features of our society and culture have profound political impacts and often perpetuate inequalities in our political system. Taken together, my current research offers insight into how sexism and gender-based marginalization in our broader culture impact political behavior and attitudes. I use a variety of data sources and innovative methods motivated by the questions I am interested in answering. I’m also interested in the intersection of politics, psychophysiology, and human behavior. I am currently a Research Associate at the Center for American Women (CAWP) and Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. At CAWP, I work on data collection, management, and analysis. I’m also an affiliated researcher at the Behavioral Foundations Lab at Temple University. My work has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as Nature Human Behavior, Politics and the Life Sciences, Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. 

You can contact me at claire.gothreau@rutgers.edu