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Gwyneth McClendon is an assistant professor in the Wilf Family Department of Politics at New York University. She studies comparative political behavior, religious and ethnic politics, and political engagement and has done research in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. Her first book, Envy in Politics, was published by Princeton University Press in 2018 and examines how people's desires for high within-group status can influence their political behavior. Her second book, tentatively titled Pews to Politics (co-authored with Rachel Riedl), examines how exposure to religious teachings can influence whether and how people participate in politics. She has published in a number of academic journals on political participation, discrimination, public opinion and voting behavior.


Institution / Affiliation : New York University

Geographical Region: Africa, North America
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Elections, Ethnic Politics