Ph.D. in Political Science

Pavielle Haines

Pavielle Haines is a postdoctoral fellow with the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver. She specializes in identity politics, race and ethnicity, political behavior, public opinion, and American politics. Her research agenda is driven by an interest in how people’s social identities influence their politically relevant attitudes and behaviors. Her current work examines how presidential candidates use patriotic rhetoric to shape public attitudes about who counts as an American – and who does not. Her findings suggest that for many white Americans, patriotism exacerbates and reinforces pervasive racial hostilities. She holds BA's in Political Science and Psychology from Montana State University. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Princeton University in the spring of 2018. Her research was awarded the Best Dissertation in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association in 2019.

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Pavielle Haines, Ph.D.
Center on American Politics
University of Denver
Denver, CO 80208


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