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Jennifer L. Merolla
Department of Politics and Policy
School of Politics and Economics
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 621-8695
jennifer.merolla@cgu.edu

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University 2003
       Dissertation: “Too Close for Comfort: Elite Cues and Strategic Voting in Multicandidate
       Elections.”
       Fields: American Politics and Methodology

M.A., Political Science, Duke University 2001
       Fields: American Politics and Methodology

B.A., Political Science (summa cum laude), Boston College 1997

Employment

Assistant Professor, Claremont Graduate University, July 2003-present

Teaching Assistant, Duke University, 2000-2003

Instructor, Villanova University, Fall 2002

Research Assistant, Duke University, 1998-May 2003

Publications

“In Play: A Commentary on Strategies in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election.” (with Michael
       Munger and Michael Tofias). 2005. Public Choice 123: 19-37.

“Women’s Relative Lack of Electoral Success in the United States” (with Jean Schroedel and
     Pamela Foerstel). 2005. Human Rights Global Focus 2: 5-13.

“Globalization, Globalizacion, Globalisation: Public Opinion and NAFTA” (with Laura
      Stephenson, Carole Wilson, and Elizabeth Zechmeister). Forthcoming. Law and
      Business Review of the Americas.
“Strategic Voting in Canada: A Cross-Time Analysis” (with Laura Stephenson). Forthcoming.
       Electoral Studies.

"Spanish Language Political Advertising and Latino Voters" (with Victoria DeFrancesco). In
       Haynie, Kerry and Jane Junn, eds. New Race Politics: Understanding Minority and
       Immigrant Voting. Under Contract. New York: Cambridge University
       Press.

Manuscripts under Review

“Follow the Money: Models of Congressional Governance and the Appropriations Process”
       (with John H. Aldrich and Brad T. Gomez). Under Revise and Resubmit at the American
       Political Science Review.

“Crisis, Charisma, and Consequences: An Experimental Study during the 2004 U.S. Election”
        (with Jennifer Ramos and Elizabeth Zechmeister). Under Revise and Resubmit at the
        Journal of Politics.

“Lotto, Blotto or Frontrunner: An Analysis of Spending Patterns by the National Party
        Committees in the 2000 Presidential Election” (with Michael Munger and Michael
        Tofias). Under Revise and Resubmit at Public Choice.

“Vota por tu Futuro: Partisan Mobilization of Latino Voters in the 2000 Presidential Election”
       (with Victoria M. DeFrancesco). Under Revise and Resubmit at Political Behavior.

“The Utility of Party Labels as Information Shortcuts in Mexico” (with Laura B. Stephenson and
      Elizabeth Zechmeister). Under Review.

“Have Cue, Will Travel? Political Parties as Heuristics in Three Countries” (with Laura B.
      Stephenson and Elizabeth Zechmeister). Under Review.

Research Paper Presentations

“Have Cue, Will Travel? Political Parties as Heuristics in Three Countries” (with Laura
      Stephenson and Elizabeth Zechmeister). Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of
      the American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., September 1st-4th, 2005.

“Women’s Relative Lack of Electoral Success in the United States” (with Jean Schroedel and
     Pamela Foerstal). Paper presented at the Women’s Caucus Pre-Conference at the 2005
     Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington D.C.,
     August 31st, 2005.

“Do Party Cues Help or Hinder? Political Parties as Heuristics in Three Countries” (with Laura
      Stephenson and Elizabeth Zechmeister). Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of
      the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 7th-10th, 2005.
“The Elusive ‘C”: Causes and Consequences of Charismatic Political Leadership” (with Jennifer
       Ramos and Elizabeth Zechmeister). Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the
       Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 7th-10th, 2005.

“Multiple Dimensions of Mobilization: The Impact of Direct Contact and Political Ads on Latino
       Turnout in the 2000 Presidential Election” (with Victoria DeFrancesco and Matt Barreto).
       Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science
       Association, Oakland, California, March 17th-19th, 2005.

“More than Just Labels? Political Parties as Heuristics in Three Contexts” (with Laura
      Stephenson and Elizabeth Zechmeister). Paper presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of
      the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, September 2nd-5th, 2004.

“Tough Choices: The Influence of Electoral Context and Constituencies on Senators’ Trade
      Votes” (with John H. Aldrich and Claire Kramer). Paper presented at the 2004 Annual
      Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, September 2nd-
      5th, 2004.

“Determinants of Defection: The Effect of Elite Cues on Strategic Voting in a Mock Mayoral
      Election.” Paper presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science
      Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 15-18th, 2004.

“Vota por tu Futuro: Partisan Mobilization of Latino Voters in the 2000 Presidential Election”
       (with Victoria M. DeFrancesco). Paper presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the
       Western Political Science Association, Portland, Oregon, March 10-March 14, 2004.

“Vota por tu Futuro: Partisan Mobilization of Latino Voters in the 2000 Presidential Election”
       (with Victoria M. DeFrancesco). Paper presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the
       American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 28th-31st,
       2003.

“Lotto, Blotto or Frontrunner: An Analysis of Spending Patterns by the National Party
        Committees in the 2000 Presidential Election” (with Michael Munger and Michael
        Tofias). Paper presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science
        Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-6th, 2003.

“Too Close for Comfort: The Effect of Strategic Voting Advertisements in the 2000 U.S.
      Presidential Election.” Paper presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Midwest
      Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-6th, 2003.

“In Pursuit of the Missing Link: Do Voters Make the Connection between Macroeconomic
       Change and Welfare State Growth?" (with John H. Aldrich, Claire Kramer, Peter Lange,
       Renan Levine, Laura Stephenson, and Elizabeth Zechmeister). Paper presented at the
       2002 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston,
       Massachusetts, August 29-September 1, 2002.

“WWW NaderTrader.Org: Strategic Voting in the 2000 U.S. Presidential Elections.”
       Paper presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science
       Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 25-28, 2002.

“Follow the Money: Conditional Party Government and the Appropriations Process”
       (with John H. Aldrich and Brad T. Gomez). Paper presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting
       of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 25-28, 2002.

“Behind the Eight Ball? Cueing Economic Insecurity in Canada, Mexico, and the
      United States” (with John Aldrich, Laura Stephenson, and Elizabeth Zechmeister). Paper
      presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association,
      Atlanta, Georgia, November 7-10, 2001.

“Globalization, Globalisation, and Globalización: Public Opinion and Nafta” (with Laura
      B. Stephenson, Carole J. Wilson, and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister). Paper presented at the
      2001 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco,
      California, August 29-September 2, 2001.

“Priming Individuals on Free Trade: A cross-national experiment on the linkages between
       economic insecurity and policy preferences” (with John Aldrich, Laura Stephenson, and
       Elizabeth Zechmeister). Paper presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Midwest
       Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 19-22, 2001.

“Policy, Preferences, and the Economy: A Cross Time Analysis” (with Laura Stephenson). Paper
       presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association,
       Chicago, Illinois, April 19-22, 2001.

“Simulating Moderation: The Effects of Different Primary Systems on Levels of Representation”
      (with Michael Ensley). Paper presented at the 2000 Annual Meeting of the American
      Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 31-September 3, 2000.

Working Papers

“Determinants of Defection: The Effect of Elite Cues on Strategic Voting in a Mock Mayoral
      Elections.”

“Multiple Dimensions of Mobilization: The Impact of Direct Contact and Political Ads on Latino
       Turnout in the 2000 Presidential Election” (with Victoria DeFrancesco and Matt Barreto).

“Have Cue, Will Travel? Political Parties as Heuristics in Three Countries” (with Laura
      Stephenson and Elizabeth Zechmeister).

“Tough Choices: The Influence of Electoral Context and Constituencies on Senators’ Trade
      Votes” (with John H. Aldrich, Adam Brinegar and Claire Kramer).
Grants, Awards, and Honors

Fletcher Jones Foundation Grant (at Claremont Graduate University), May 2005-May 2006,
       “Conditions of Crisis and Trait Centered Evaluations” (with Elizabeth J. Zechmeister),
       ($2000).

Fletcher Jones Foundation Grant (at Claremont Graduate University), May 2004-May 2006,
       “Too Close for Comfort: Elite Cues and Strategic Voting in Mock Elections,” ($6210).

IGA Junior Faculty Research Program (at UC Davis), December 2003-June 2004, “A Cross-
      National Study of Party Cues” (with Elizabeth J. Zechmeister and Laura B. Stephenson),
      ($8000).

Duke University, Graduate School Summer Fellowship, 2002

National Science Foundation, Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2002-2003, ($3600.00).

Phi Beta Kappa, The National Honors Society

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate:
Introduction to American Government
Political Behavior

Graduate:
Elections and Representation
Legislative Process & Public Policy
Political Behavior
Public Opinion
Quantitative Methods
Advanced Quantitative Methods

University Service

Admissions Committee-Claremont Graduate University, Department of Politics and Policy, July
      2004, to current.

Curriculum Committee-Claremont Graduate University, Department of Politics and Policy, 2003
       to current.

American Politics Field Committee-Claremont Graduate University, Department of Politics and
      Policy, 2003 to current.

Methods Field Committee-Claremont Graduate University, Department of Politics and Policy,
      2003 to current.
Faculty Research Committee-Claremont Graduate University, 7/2003-6/2005.

Professional Activity

Invited Talk, Political Psychology Working Group, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois,
        February 23rd, 2005.

Invited Talk, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois,
        February 22nd, 2005.

Invited Guest Speaker, Roundtable on the 2004 U.S. Election, The University of Western
        Ontario, London, Canada, October 28th, 2004.

Invited Participant and Discussant-History of Congress Conference, Stanford, California, April
        9-10th, 2004.

Invited Participant and Discussant-History of Congress Conference, Del Mar, California,
        December 4th-6th, 2003.

Reviewer: American Politics Research, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Journal of Politics,
      Public Choice, Social Science Quarterly, Time-sharing Experiments for the Social
      Sciences (TESS)

Professional Associations

American Political Science Association

Midwest Political Science Association

Western Political Science Association
References

John Aldrich                        Michael Munger
Dept. of Political Science          Dept. of Political Science
Duke University, Box 90204          Duke University, Box 90204
Durham, NC 27708-0204               Durham, NC 27708-0204
(919) 660-4346                      (919) 660-4301
aldrich@duke.edu                    munger@duke.edu

Emerson Niou                        John Transue
Dept. of Political Science          Dept. of Political Science
Duke University, Box 90204          Duke University, Box 90204
Durham, NC 27708-0204               Durham, NC 27708-0204
(919) 660-4307                      (919) 660-4336
niou@duke.edu                       transue@duke.edu

John Brehm
Dept. of Political Science
University of Chicago
Pick 502, 5828 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8075
jjbrehm@uchicago.edu

				
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