Kristyn Karl

Building: Morton
Room: 319
Phone: 3733

Ph.D., Political Science, The University of Michigan, 2015

Committee: Ted Brader (Chair), Arthur Lupia, Stephanie D. Preston, Nicholas A. Valentino

Dissertation: "Missing the Message: The Measurement and Effects of Attention to Political Advertisements"

Graduate Teacher Certificate, The University of Michigan, 2014

M.A., Political Science, The University of Michigan, 2011

B.A., Government and Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College, 2006



American Politics, Political Psychology and Decision-Making, Public Opinion, Physiology and Biological Foundations of Behavior, Communication and the Media, Racial and Identity Politics

Honors & Awards

 Fellowships -

  • Garth Taylor Dissertation Fellowship in Public Opinion Research, The Institute for Social Research, 2014.
  •  Gerald R. Ford Fellowship, The University of Michigan, 2012, 2013.
  • Department of Political Science Graduate Fellowship, The University of Michigan, 2012.

Awards - 

  • National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, Political Science (Finalist), 2013, (Not funded due to FY 2013 Appropriations Act).
  • American Political Science Association, Political Psychology Distinguished Junior Scholar, 2012.
  • Samuel Eldersveld Best Paper Award (with Timothy J. Ryan), Department of Political Science, The University of Michigan, 2011.
Professional Societies

American Political Science Association

Midwest Political Science Association


American Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, American Politics Research. 

Selected Publications
  1. Karl, Kristyn L. and Ryan, Timothy J.. (Sep 2016). "When are Stereotypes about Black Candidates Applied? An Experimental Test", The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 1 (2), 253-279.
  2. Lupia, A., L. S. Casey, K. L. Karl, S. Piston, T. J. Ryan, and C. Skovron. (Jan 2015). "What Does it Take to Reduce Racial Prejudice in Individual-Level Candidate Evaluations? A Formal Theoretic Perspective", Political Science Research and Methods, 3 (1), 1-20.
Book Chapters
  1. Brader, T., G.Marcus, and K. Miller. (2011). "Emotion and Public Opinion", The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media, R. Shapiro and L. Jacobs, Oxford University Press. 384-401.