American Politics, Gender & Politics, Political Psychology
Dissertation Adviser: Leslie Schwindt-Bayer
Carly Mayes is a PhD candidate in political science at Rice University and is currently on the job market. Her research investigates the way gender stereotypes affect candidate evaluation in US elections. In her dissertation, Carly employs both original experiments and quantitative analysis of an original observational dataset to investigate the way biographic factors – including previous work experience and parental status – affect candidate evaluation. In addition to her research, Carly is also passionate about teaching and working with students. She has ten years of teaching and curriculum design experience at the college level, as well as five years of experience working in academic support services in a variety of institutional contexts.