Ashley E Jardina

Ashley E Jardina

Assistant Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
140 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
American Politics, Behavior Identities

Ashley Jardina (Michigan PH.D. 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. Her research explores the nature of racial attitudes, the development of group identities, and the way in which these factors influence political preferences and behavior. She is primarily interested in how Americans are responding to increasing diversity, and her current project explores the conditions under which white racial identification and white consciousness among white Americans is a salient and significant predictor of policies, candidates, and attitudes toward racial and ethnic groups. She is also interested in the study of gender and politics. Her dissertation won the 2015 American Political Science Association award for the best dissertation in race and ethnic politics. 


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 2014

Burns, N., et al. “What's happened to the gender gap in political participation?: How might we explain it?100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women’s Political Activism, 2018, pp. 69–104. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780190265144.003.0004. Full Text

Jardina, A., and M. Traugott. “The genesis of the birther Rumor: Partisanship, racial attitudes, and political knowledge.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, vol. 4, no. 1, Mar. 2019, pp. 60–80. Scopus, doi:10.1017/rep.2018.25. Full Text

Jardina, A. “White Consciousness and White Prejudice: Two Compounding Forces in Contemporary American Politics.” Forum (Germany), vol. 17, no. 3, Jan. 2019, pp. 447–66. Scopus, doi:10.1515/for-2019-0025. Full Text

Diop, A., et al. “Antecedents of Trust among Citizens and Non-citizens in Qatar.” Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 18, no. 1, Feb. 2017, pp. 183–202. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s12134-016-0474-0. Full Text

Jardina, A., and N. Burns. “Advances and ambivalence: The consequences of women's educational and workforce changes for women's political participation in the United States, 1952 to 2012.” Rsf, vol. 2, no. 4, Aug. 2016, pp. 272–301. Scopus, doi:10.7758/rsf.2016.2.4.10. Full Text

Valentino, N. A., et al. “Immigration opposition among U.S. whites: General ethnocentrism or media priming of attitudes about latinos?Political Psychology, vol. 34, no. 2, Apr. 2013, pp. 149–66. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1467-9221.2012.00928.x. Full Text

Hutchings, V. L., and A. E. Jardina. “Experiments on racial priming in political campaigns.” Annual Review of Political Science, vol. 12, June 2009, pp. 397–402. Scopus, doi:10.1146/annurev.polisci.12.060107.154208. Full Text