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Welcome

I'm a PhD candidate at UC Davis, my research focuses on the representation of nonreligious persons in the US. I also work on political polarization and vaccine hesitancy.

My dissertation focuses on the underrepresentation of nonreligious persons in the US and associated biases against nonreligious persons.

I also conduct survey research on affective polarization and vaccine hesitancy. My work on polarization examines how partisanship affects mass level interpersonal decisions. My work on how egocentric social networks affects individuals level of vaccine hesitancy has been published in American Politics Research

Prior to grad school I received my BA in political science from Case Western Reserve University and I hope to graduate with my Ph.D. in 2023. 

Aside from research, I'm a Marvel movie fan, cyclist, and strategy game enthusiast. 

Contact Information:

Department of Political Science

University of California, Davis

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

skiesel@ucdavis.edu

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