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Christopher Ojeda

Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Political Science, 2015, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Political Science, 2011, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Government, 2009, Christopher Newport University
Research Interests: 
  • Political behavior
  • Public opinion
  • Poverty and mental health
Christopher Ojeda studies how citizens think about and engage with politics. He is especially interested in how poverty and mental health shape citizen engagement. His current book project, The Sad Citizen, explores how contemporary democratic politics makes citizens feel depressed. His research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Sociological Review, and other journals. Ojeda won the Seymour Sudman award in 2012 from the American Association of Public Opinion Research and was the receipt of the Distinguished Junior Scholar Award in 2015 from the political psychology section of the American Political Science Association.