I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Before this I was a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University’s Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy and an affiliate with The Policy Lab. I received my PhD in political science from Vanderbilt University.

My research interests primarily focus on the politics of intergroup conflict and cooperation. This includes the origins and implications of individuals’ social identities and intergroup attitudes. To better answer these questions, I also work on issues related to linking theoretical constructs with empirical measures. Across projects I rely on diverse methods, study different populations, and draw from different theoretical approaches. I have published articles on these topics in venues including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and British Journal of Political Science. My work has also been covered in outlets including The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New York Times, and NPR.


The Department of Political Science
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
324 Curry Building
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
Email: amengelhard@uncg.edu