Danielle Casarez Lemi


I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. Broadly, my work is situated in American racial politics and political behavior. I examine how people with varying identities use implicit and explicit racial cues to evaluate minority candidates, particularly multiracial and racially ambiguous candidates. I also study legislator behavior within legislative institutions and survey design issues in measuring identity. My work has been published or is forthcoming in Politics, Groups, and Identities, and has been supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, the Qualtrics Behavioral Research Grant, the APSA Latino Scholarship Fund, and the William A. Steiger Fund for Legislative Politics through the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs.