Caitlin Davies


Political Science

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Political Science
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Dr Caitlin Davies' research uses experiments and original analysis of survey data to investigate the role of identities in politics. Through a political psychology lens, their work investigates how social group identities like race and sexuality interact with political identities such as partisanship. They are currently working on projects that look at the role of partisanship in Black politics, how political parties signal their commitment to different social groups, and how people from marginalized groups respond to political discourse/opinion polls about their identities. Dr Davies is also interested in the measurement of political identities in both the U.S. and Multiparty systems.



  • PhD, Political Science, 2020, Stony Brook University
  • MSc, Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2014, Victoria University – Wellington, New Zealand
  • BA, Psychology, 2012, Victoria University – Wellington, New Zealand


  • American Government and Democracy
  • Political Parties, Elections, and Interest Groups
  • American Political Behavior
  • Quantitative Methods of Political Science and Public Policy

Research and professional interests

  • Political behavior
  • Political psychology
  • American politics
  • Partisanship
  • Political identities
  • Public opinion

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