Libby Jenke

I am a doctoral candidate in Political Science at Duke University. I am also a member of Scott Huettel's neuroscience laboratory in Duke's Psychology and Neuroscience department ( My current research is focused on two areas. First, I study political preferences and choices. My work examines how voters employ heterogeneous models when choosing a candidate. Second, I have multiple projects on the role of identity in decision making that expand our conception of identity past simply party identification. In particular, my most recent work examines how identity competes with policy in explaining candidate choice. To investigate these questions, I employ diverse methods including applied statistics, behavioral experiments, and eye-tracking processes. 


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