Tyler S. Steelman
Ph.D Candidate in American Politics, Political Psychology, and Methods
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
My name is Tyler Steelman and I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in American politics and political psychology. For more information on my research, teaching, or to contact me, use the links above! I am currently on the academic job market seeking a position starting in Fall 2022.
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 an ongoing project exploring the interaction between legislative district design and how well individuals are represented. My published work can be found in Political Analysis, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Interest Groups and Advocacy, and The Election Law Journal, among others.