Graduate Student
American Politics, Political Behavior
300 Hamilton Hall
ewager@live.unc.edu
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​I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in American politics and quantitative methods.  My research interests include public opinion, economic and racial inequality, and mixed-method research. My dissertation, People Like Us? American Preferences for Bigger Government, is funded by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. Throughout 2019, I conducted dissertation fieldwork in several American states, including South Carolina, West Virginia and Vermont. My fifth academic year (2019-20) in the doctoral program is supported by UNC’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Jim Stimson and I have co-authored Converging on Truth: A Dynamic Perspective on Factual Debates in American Public Opinion, that is forthcoming at Cambridge University Press (Elements Series).  I earned my BA in Political Science from Clemson University in 2015 and my MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017.