Tyler S. Steelman, PhD

American Politics, Political Psychology, and Statistical Methodology

Tyler Steelman


My name is Tyler Steelman and I am the Survey Research Analyst for the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at UNC Chapel Hill. I completed by PhD in political science, political psychology, and methodology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information on my research, teaching, or to contact me, use the links above! 

I recently concluded a fellowship with the American Political Science Association's Public Scholarship Program. You can find my summaries of recent APSR journal articles on politicalsciencenow.com and the most recent edition of the APSA magazine.

My research examines the representation of marginalized identities in contemporary American politics. In my dissertation, I show that members of Congress routinely engage with Americans living outside their congressional district through a phenomenon called surrogate representation. I am also involved in ongoing projects aimed at making research methods more accessible via open-source packages and softwares. My published work can be found in Political Analysis, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and Legislative Studies Quarterly, among others. 

Email: tsteelman@unc.edu