Research Fields: Race, Religion, Gender, Immigration, Political Behavior, Political Psychology
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 group identity in the context of American political behavior. Her research covers topics such as Latina/o 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. She was the recipient of the Western Political Science Association's Award for best paper on Latina/o Politics in 2017. Dr. Shortle is also a co-founder and faculty advisory board member of OU’s Community Engagement + Experiments Lab and serves as the co-PI of the Oklahoma City Election Exit Poll. She is the recipient of OU's 2018 Risser Innovative Teaching Fellowship. At the doctoral level, she teaches courses on group identity, public opinion, and political psychology.
Dr. Shortle’s current research focuses on how group position conditions the impact of group attitudes on political attitudes and behavior. Dr. Shortle is currently working on collaborative projects that will draw on the upcoming 2018 OKC Exit Poll to examine the influence of the Oklahoma teachers strike on the 2018 vote.