Assistant Professor of Political Science

Areas of Specialization: Race and Ethnic Politics, American Politics, Political Psychology, Political Behavior, Politics of Inequality

Christine M. Slaughter is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston University. She received her PhD in 2021 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Before joining the department, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Politics at  Princeton University, and the University of California, Irvine.

Her research examines African American politics, with a focus on how economic inequality, gender, and psychological resources such as resilience influence the frequency and substance of African American political engagement and behavior.

Her research has been published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, PS: Politics and Political Science, and PHILLIS: The Journal for Research on African American Women (PHILLIS). She is the author of forthcoming book chapters focused on intersectionality in political behavior. Her research has been supported by fellowship and grants from the Ford Foundation, the American Political Science Association, and the National Science Foundation. At UCLA, she received support from the Institute of American Cultures and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.

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