Jessala A. Grijalva

Jessala A. Grijalva

Fields of Study: American Politics, Comparative Politics


Areas of Interest: political psychology, race & ethnicity, Latino politics, public opinion, measurement

I am a third-year Ph.D. student. My primary field of study is American Politics, with particular interests in Latino Politics, Race/Ethnicity, Political Psychology, Public Opinion, and Political Behavior. In my work, I critically examine the question of Latino conservatism and the measurement of democratic attitudes, acculturation, and racial prejudice. My second area of study is comparative politics and peace studies, my areas of interest are in political and criminal violence and democratization/autocratization. I am affiliated with the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Students, the Rooney Center for American Democracy, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. I am an award recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Diversity Scholarship for the 2020 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan.