Ph. D Student in Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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My name is Audrey Neville, and I'm a seventh year graduate student in the political science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am currently teaching my own online course on the politics of national parks. I am also a graduate affiliate for the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the past, I've been a grader, teaching assistant, and research assistant in the political science department. I have also been a teaching assistant and a lecturer in communication, and a graduate adviser in the Access and Achievement Program.
I am broadly interested in American politics, but I am especially interested in American political behavior. More specifically, my research interests center around attitudes, identity, and voting behavior. My dissertation focuses on the state of Latino group ideology, and how it challenges current conceptions of ideology and race. I am also working on a project with Gary Lamb at Rice University, which challenges the way scholars currently think about split-ticket voting, and addresses interesting questions about split-ticket voting at the individual-level, as well as in the aggregate.
While my main area of research is political science, I am also interested in research on political science education. In conjunction with Robert Pahre, I have created two virtual field trips that mimic in-field experiential learning offered in the political science department. These virtual field trips increase access to the benefits of experiential learning. In summer 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, I was a research assistant on his PS 224: Politics of the Greater Yellowstone course (those are the Grand Tetons in the header!).
In my spare time, I like to read, cook, and work out (Body Attack changed my life).