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

Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of political behavior and psychology, race and ethnic politics, and poverty. A second stream of research specifically focuses on gender & politics and millenial voters.

Christine is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (2016) and the American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship (2016).  She also is a Graduate Research Assistant for the 2016 Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey. Christine also holds a Master's of Arts in Political Science from UCLA.

 At Spelman College, she studied Political Science and Comparative Women's Studies graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2015. She is a former UNCF/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. 


My UCLA profile can be found here




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 behavior and political efficacy. 

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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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