Carrie Roush

Carrie Roush

Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow, AY 2017 - 2019

Carolyn (Carrie) Roush is a Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her research interests include American politics, public opinion, partisan polarization, and political psychology. Her work generally focuses on how Americans’ tribalism and cognitive biases contribute to a polarized environment and democratic dysfunction more generally. Some of her current projects focus on the causes and consequences of negative partisanship, partisan bias in information acquisition and retention, and political knowledge and misinformation.

Carrie received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University in 2017. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dickinson College with dual degrees in Political Science and Spanish. Prior to her career in academia, Carrie worked in politics in Pennsylvania and in Washington, D.C., an experience she credits with inspiring much of her research.

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