I’m Carly and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
My research interests include: group identity, political psychology, biology and politics, gender and politics, and political behavior.
My dissertation focuses on individual-level cognitive categorization style as a significant underlying factor of group identity. I hypothesize that variation in categorization style affects the degree to which conflict resolution strategies (e.g. invoking a superordinate identity) are successful at encouraging cooperation and mitigating intergroup animosity. The chair of my committee is Dr. Elizabeth Theiss-Morse and my expected graduation date is December 2013.
I recieved my M.A. in Political Science from UNL in 2008. My thesis project focused on multiple identities, specifically whether a strong (American) national identity could coexist with strong racial identities within individuals (Dr. Theiss-Morse, chair; Dr. Michael Wagner, reader).
I have two degrees (B.S.) from Iowa State University in economics and sociology with minors in political science and environmental studies, completed in 2006.