Political Science

Katherine Clayton



How Do Elites in Democracies Get away with Transgressing Democratic Norms?
2021 CSS Fellowship
How Conflicting Elite Cues Impact Partisan Public Opinion
2021 American Democracy Fellowship
Partisanship, Racial Attitudes, and Restrictive Voting Laws
2021 Research Data Grant
How Anti-Democratic Beliefs Spread: The Roles of Voter Representation and Elite Cues in the United States
2020 American Democracy Fellowship

Katie's current research project is a randomized panel survey experiment that examines whether voters have been progressively desensitized to violations of American democratic norms by President Trump.

Elite Cues and Intraparty Conflict
2020–21 Survey Lab Project

While most accounts of American politics highlight intense ideological and affective polarization between the two parties, conflict within each party is on the rise. How does intraparty conflict impact partisan political attitudes? I examine this question using survey experiments on intraparty conflict over issues related to voter fraud and economic reform, among other topics. Preliminary results indicate that conflict within a party could push some less committed partisans to defect.

Responsiveness to Political Norm Violations in a Democracy: Evidence from President Donald Trump
2019 American Democracy Fellowship