Christine Marie Slaughter is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science 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 millennial voters. Her work focuses on the effects of poverty and inequality on political efficacy and civic and political participation. My teaching interests include Black Politics, American Politics, Poverty and Inequality, and Quantitative Methodology.

Christine is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (2016) and the American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship (2016). She has presented research at several national, regional, and sub-field specific academic conferences. She also is a Graduate Research Assistant for the 2016 Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey. Christine 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. 

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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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