Christine Marie Slaughter is a PhD student at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Her research interests lie at the intersection of political behavior and psychology, race and ethnic politics, and poverty. Christine is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and the American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship. She is a former UNCF/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow.  She studied Political Science and Comparative Women's Studies at the Spelman College.





Broadly, I am interested in the political behavior of African Americans,  low-income and impoverished Americans. My current research is motivated by a broader question of the political implications of  generational poverty on voting behaviors.  

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In 2015, I graduated from a historically Black women's college in Atlanta, Georgia. The rich and diverse environment of Spelman birthed my academic interest in politics. 

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