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Ivelisse Cuevas-Molina

Professional Title: 

Doctoral Candidate
Research Assistant


Thompson Hall 232


Office Hours: 

Fall 2016: By appointment.


Masters of Professional Studies in Political Management, George Washington University; BA in Political Science, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras


I am a doctoral candidate (ABD) studying in the fields of American Politics and Interdisciplinary Studies. My dissertation research is focused on examining the social and psychological motivations for overreporting (lying about) turnout in survey research.

More broadly I am interested in electoral politics and representation at the congressional level, and with Latino/Hispanic politics and social group identity in the US along a range of topics. I have done work on the exclusionary effects of prefigurative politics on racial and ethnic minorities in the Ocuppy Wall Street protests across the US, the congruence between Hispanic descriptive representation and substantive representation at the congressional level, and the effect of Latino candidacies on Hispanic voter turnout.

I am currently working as a Research Assistant for the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES) under the guidance of Prof. Brian Schaffner.

Curriculum Vitae: 

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  • Political Science