Faculty Coordinators

LaFleur Stephens-Dougan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University.  Her research interests include public opinion, racial attitudes and voting behavior. LaFleur is author of the book Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics (University of Chicago Press, 2020).  She is a recipient of a National Science Foundation’s Time-Sharing in Experimental Social Sciences Research Grant, as well as a grant from the Center for the Study of Public Policy in Diverse Societies.  Her dissertation, “The Effectiveness of Implicit and Explicit Racial Appeals in a ‘Post-racial’ America” was awarded the 2014 Best Dissertation Award in Race and Ethnic Politics from the American Political Science Association. 




Corrine McConnaughy is currently a Research Scholar and Lecturer in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. She was previously Associate Professor of Political Science at George Washington University and Assistant Professor at both The Ohio State University and UT-Austin. She works broadly on questions of whether and how American democracy depends upon its institutional arrangements and the actions of those historically excluded from it, as well as on social science research methodology. Her work has been published in a broad range of journals including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Public Choice, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Studies in American Political Development. She is author of the book The Woman Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Her work also includes contributions to initiatives to expand the field of political methodology, including helping to establish the Visions in Methodology program for increasing women scholars’ involvement in the Society for Political Methodology.  


Student Coordinators


Isaiah Johnson is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He works in American Politics and political behavior, focusing on race and ethnic politics. Methodologically, Isaiah is interested in ways to utilize experiments to answer formal models.