Casey A Klofstad

Assoc. Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-8861
Locator Code:
6534
 
About

About Casey Klofstad

Casey A. Klofstad holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. His teaching and research addresses how society and biology influence human behavior. Through a ten-year panel study of college undergraduates who were randomly assigned to their dormitories, he has shown that everyday casual conversations about politics can cause people to become more active civically. More recently he has conducted experiments that show that voters are biased in favor of candidates with lower-pitched voices. This bias potentially contributes to the underrepresentation of women in government and other positions of leadership. His time at the University of Miami has also led to his interest in immigrant political behavior. Klofstad has also conducted research on the political behavior of elected officials.

Career

Education

1999B.S. Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison
2003 Political Science Harvard University
2005Ph.D. Political Science Harvard University

Professional Experience

2003 - 2004Senior Research Specialist, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
2005 - 2011Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami
2013 - 2015Visiting Scholar, Department of Biology, Duke University
2011 - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami

Honors & Acknowledgements

Best Conference Paper Award, American Political Science Association Organized Section on Political Networks, for "Long Term Influences of Political Discussion on Civic Participation"
Presented at the 2013 Political Networks Annual Conference (2014)
Tuition awarded by National Science Foundation (SES-1258678) to attend International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Human Complex Traits (2014)
University of Miami Greek Councils and Chapters Nominee for Outstanding Faculty Member
(2012)
University of Miami Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority “Purple Iris” Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Classroom
(Fall, 2006-2007; Spring, 2006-2007; Fall, 2008-2009)
National Election Studies 2008-2009 Panel Study Question Proposal Winner
(with McClurg, S.D.)
University of Miami McLamore Summer Research Award
(2006; 2007)
Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) Special Competition Winner
(with Burden, B.C.; 2004)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
(1999-2002)

Conferences & Events

2014
Do Perceptions of Age Influence Humans to Prefer Leaders with Lower-Pitched Voices? | Chicago, IL
(with Anderson, R.C. & Nowicki, S.)
  • 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)
2014
The Influence of Exposure to Political Disagreement on Partisanship | Chicago, IL
  • 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)
2013
“Long Term Influences of Political Discussion on Civic Participation | Chicago, IL and Bloomington, IN
  • 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)
  • 2013 Political Networks Annual Conference (Bloomington, IN)
2013
Candidate Voice Pitch Influences Voters | Chicago, IL and Miami Beach, FL
  • 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)
  • 2013 Human Behavior and Evolution Society Annual Conference (Miami Beach, FL)
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: I study how society and biology influence human decision-making.

Publications

Klofstad, C.A. Civic Talk: Peers, Politics, and the Future of Democracy (Philadelphia, Temple University Press. 2011).


Klofstad, C.A. "“Exposure to Political Discussion in College is Associated with Higher Rates of Political Participation Over Time" Political Communication


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