Michael Byrd Michael M. Byrd is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder with concentrations in American politics and public policy. His research focuses on voting administration and voter behavior, political psychology, and race and ethnicity politics. Michael has earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2010, a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management in 2017, and a Master of Arts in Political Science in 2018 from the University of Colorado Denver. 
Tyler Garrett Tyler Garrett is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder with concentrations in American politics and political methodology. His research focuses on judicial politics, specifically judicial behavior, public opinion of the courts, and the interaction between the courts and other political institutions. Tyler earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2013 and a Master in Public Administration and Nonprofit Studies in 2015 from the University of Arkansas. 
Alexander Jensen Alexander Jensen is a Ph.D Candidate in Political Science at the University of Colorado with concentrations in American politics and political methodology. His research focuses on political behavior, public opinion, political psychology, social context, and experimental methods. Alex received his B.A. in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2018, and his M.A. in Political Science from CU in 2020.
Madeline Mader Madeline Mader is a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado Boulder with concentrations in American Politics and Political Methodology. Her research focuses on judicial politics, institutional legitimacy, public opinion, judicial opinion writing, and disability politics. Madeline earned a B.A. in English and Pre-Law in 2018 and an M.A. in Political Science in 2021.
Courtney Nava

Courtney Nava is a Ph.D. Candidate in American Politics and Quantitative Research Methods. Her substantive focus is on American political behavior, with interests in race, tolerance, identity, and partisanship. Her methodological interests include survey research methods, experimental methods, network analysis, and causal inference. Courtney is the survey lead for the Colorado Political Climate Survey. Courtney has been the instructor of record for PSCI 3155- Survey Design and Analysis, and PSCI 2075-Quantitative Research Methods, as well as a teaching assistant for PSCI 1101-Introductionto American Politics, PSCI 2075-Quantitative Research Methods, PSCI 3075-Applied Political Data Analysis, and PSCI 7075-Scope and Methods of Political Science.

 

Dissertation: "God, Guns, and Guts: Racial Priming and White Support for the Expression of Civil Liberties Amongst Black Americans"

 

Committee: Anand Sokhey (Chair), Vanessa Baird, John Griffin

Samantha Register Samantha Register is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science with concentrations in American politics and political methodology. She studies American political behavior, focusing on social media, voting, and spatial polarization. She graduated from the University of Colorado - Denver in December 2019 with an MA in Political Science.
Damon Roberts Damon Roberts is a PhD Student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Damon studies political behavior, political psychology, and causal inference. Damon's current projects examine the role that white identity and racism, age, and network expertise have on influencing the degree to which individuals express political voice. Damon's methodological projects study the use of machine learning for building gendered language dictionaries to examine elite influences on public opinion and for its use in addressing threats to causal inference.

 

Former Lab Fellows

 

Ian Shapiro completed his PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder and is a Post-Doctoral Civic Engagement Fellow at The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.

Carey Stapleton completed his PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder and is a Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Notre Dame.

Josalyn Williams completed her PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder and is a Policy Research Associate with the Center for Legislative Strengthening at the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver.

Christina Ladam completed her PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder and is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada Reno.

Joe Zamadics completed his PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder and is now a Data Scientist at PSB.

Stefani Langehennig completed her PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder and is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver.

Ryan Bell completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado Boulder and is a PhD student in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. His main research interests are political behavior and methodology.