Chrissy Ladam
Ph.D. Candidate • American politics and methodology

Major Fields: American Politics and Methodology

Dissertation: “Making Deliberation Work: Testing Theories of Deliberation.”

Committee: A.E. Sokhey (Chair) 

Expected defense date: March 2019

In my dissertation, I put theories of deliberation under empirical scrutiny by testing effects of deliberative design decisions on three key components of the deliberative process—recruiting participants, the deliberative session itself, and the outcomes from deliberative sessions. In doing so, I bridge the theoretical and empirical literatures on deliberation.

Teaching interests: American politics, political behavior, state and local politics, gender and politics, urban politics, campaigns and elections, research methods.

Publications: Ladam, Christina, Jeffrey J. Harden, and Jason H. Windett. 2018. “Prominent Role Models: High-Profile Female Politicians and the Emergence of Women as Candidates for Public Office.” American Journal of Political Science 62(2): 369–381.

Ladam, Christina, Joe Zamadics, Josh Ryan, and Anand Edward Sokhey. 2015. “Colorado’s Sixth District – A Conservative Republican Successfully Adapts to his Changing District.” In The Roads to Congress 2014. Sean Foreman and Bob Dewhurst, eds. Lexington Press.

Awards: State Politics and Policy Quarterly Best Paper Award, 2017
Carrie Chapman Catt Prize, Research on Women and Politics, 2015
Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship, ICPSR, 2015

Research Interests: Political Discussion, Deliberation, Disagreement, Women in Politics, Local Government, Experiments.

Educational Background:

  • BA in Political Science from Keene State College.
  • Master of Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire.