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David Bracken

David Bracken

David Bracken

Assistant Teaching Professor
215 Pond Lab University Park, PA 16802
Wednesday 10am-12pm or by appointment


Professional Bio

I am an Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science at Penn State University. My teaching and research focus on polarization, public opinion, and social identity, both in the US and in a comparative context. I completed an M.A. in American Government at Georgetown University (2012), and completed my PhD in Political Science from UC Davis in 2023. Prior to re-joining academia, I worked in digital strategy for Blue State (formerly Blue State Digital), with clients including political parties, large brands and charitable organizations around the world. I am passionate about political change, turning research into action, and Chelsea Football Club. I am always on the lookout for new opportunities to collaborate and learn, so please get in touch!

Areas of Interest

  • Gender and Politics