Ashley Jardina (she/her) is an assistant professor of political science at Duke University. Her research and teaching focuses on political psychology, public opinion, and political behavior.

Jardina is especially interested in the nature of racial attitudes, group identities, and their political consequences, particularly in the context of growing racial and ethnic diversity in the United States. Her recent book, White Identity Politics, is the winner of the American Political Science Association’s Robert E. Lane Award for the Best Book in Political Psychology. Her research and commentary has been widely featured in outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Vox, 538, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and more.


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