Tyler S. Steelman

Ph.D Candidate in American Politics, Political Psychology, and Methods
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tyler Steelman


My name is Tyler Steelman and I am the Qualtrics Consultant and Brand Administrator for The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC Chapel Hill. I am also 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 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.

Email: tsteelman@unc.edu