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Allyson Shortle

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Allyson Shortle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Professor Allyson Shortle

Board Member, Community Engagement + Experiments Lab

Affiliate Faculty in Latinx Studies

Office: 214 Dale Hall Tower



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B.A. (summa cum laude), Union College
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Fields: Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Immigration, Religion and Politics, Race and Politics

Favorite Courses: Public Opinion; Immigration Politics; Senior Capstone in the Politics of Harry Potter

Dr. Shortle is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she studies social identity in the context of American public opinion and political behavior. Her research covers topics such as Latino political participation, immigration attitudes, racial stereotyping, sexism and voting behavior, Islamophobia, and the intersection of nationalistic and religious identities. She has been published in journals such as Political Behavior, American Politics Research, Politics and Religion, and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. Dr. Shortle is also a co-founder and board member of OU’s Community Engagement + Experiments Lab and serves as the co-PI of the Oklahoma City Election Exit Poll. At the doctoral level, she teaches courses on identity politics, public opinion, and political psychology. 

Dr. Shortle’s current research focuses on how social status conditions behavioral and attitudinal responses to threatening political environments. She is also examining how shifts in social status influence different ethnic and racial groups’ political behavior. Dr. Shortle is currently working on collaborative projects examining the intersection of racial politics with institutions and political behavior.