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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee. Before coming to Tennessee, I was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. I earned a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. from Christopher Newport University.

My research focuses on U.S. politics, political behavior and psychology, public opinion, poverty, and health. I am particularly interested in understanding the social and economic roots of political inequality.

working papers

  • The Political Opinions of Virtual Assistantsunder review
    Christopher Ojeda
      *Appendix
     
  • Federalism and the Racialization of Welfare Policy, invitation to revise and resubmit
    Christopher Ojeda, Anne Whitesell, Michael Berkman, and Eric Plutzer
     
  • Measuring Complex State Policies: Pitfalls and Considerations, with an Application to Race and Welfare Policy, conditionally accepted
    Michael Berkman, Jakes Honaker, Christopher Ojeda, Eric Plutzer, and Anne Whitesell
     
  • Intersectionality, Depression, and Voter Turnout, under review
    Christopher Ojeda and Christine Slaughter
     
  • Perception, Adoption, and the Microprocesses of Political Socializationinvitation to revise and resubmit
    Peter Hatemi and Christopher Ojeda

Publications

  1. The Two Income-Participation Gaps
    Christopher Ojeda
    American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming)
     
  2. Health and Voting in Young Adulthood
    Christopher Ojeda and Julianna Pacheco
    British Journal of Political Science (2017)
     
  3. The Social Network Clustering of Sexual Violence Experienced by Adolescent Girls
    Holly Shakya, Christopher Fariss, Christopher Ojeda, Anita Raj, and Elizabeth Reed
    American Journal of Epidemiology (2017)
     
  4. Accounting for the Child in the Transmission of Party Identification
    Christopher Ojeda and Pete Hatemi
    American Sociological Review (2015)
      *News coverage:
        CNN
        Pacific Standard
        Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
        Slate Magazine
        Star Tribune
        U.S. News & World Report
        U.S. Today
        Vox
     
  5. Depression and Political Participation
    Christopher Ojeda
    Social Science Quarterly (2015)
      *Honorable mention in the DC-AAPOR and PANJ-AAPOR Student Paper Competitions
      *Presentation slides (used at invited talks),
     
  6. The Effects of 9/11 on the Heritability of Political Trust
    Christopher Ojeda
    Political Psychology (2014)
       *Winner of the AAPOR Seymour Sudman Student Paper Competition
       *Replication material