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Karyn Amira

Assistant Professor

Address: 114 Wentworth Street, Room 301
Office Hours: Spring 2018:
Phone: 843.953.5915

Karyn Amira joined the Department of Political Science in August of 2015. Her research interests are in American Politics and Political Psychology with specializations in ideology, public opinion, media influence, political behavior and experimental methodology.  She teaches courses in Media and Politics, Political Psychology, Research Methods and Political Parties.

Dr. Amira earned her Ph.D in Political Science from Stony Brook University in August of 2015. She also holds a M.A from Stony Brook University and a B.A. in Political Science from Union College. Her dissertation examines how we perceive the ideological extremity of others and connects it to the motivated reasoning and hot cognition framework. Her other recent project uses social psychological techniques to increase turnout in elections through field experimentation. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, American Politics Research, The Journal of Experimental Political Science, The Journal of Political Science Education and International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society. View more information here: 


Ph.D., M.A., Stony Brook University
B.A., Union College