"Identity Politics: How Race, Gender, and Class Shape Political Opinions"

    Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 4:00 PM until 5:00 PMPacific Daylight Time

    Chaya Crowder, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations
    LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

    Chaya Crowder is an Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in the Department of Political Science and International Relations. She received her PhD from the Department of Politics at Princeton University where she also received certificates in African-American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Chaya’s research and teaching interests include political behavior, race and ethnicity politics, social media and American politics as well as gender and American politics. She uses an intersectional approach in her research to explore the ways that attention to race, gender and sexuality have differential effects on political behavior.

    Her dissertation, entitled “Intersectional Solidarity and Public Opinion: The Impact of a Political Consciousness of Race, Gender and Sexuality on Political Behavior” explores how consciousness of the intersection of racial discrimination and gender discrimination impacts evaluations of marginalized groups. Chaya develops a theory and measurement of what she calls “intersectional solidarity,” which is defined as awareness and distress over multiple subgroups’ oppression.

    Chaya previously worked as a social justice research fellow at the Center for Popular Democracy. She graduated with a BA and an MA in Political Science from Columbia University where she was a John Kluge Scholar.

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