Spencer Piston 

My research examines the influence of attitudes about social groups, with particular attention to racial and class groups, on public opinion and political behavior. I conduct survey research, often experimental.

My CV is here (as of August 2014).

I have two primary strands of scholarship. The first is a series of articles examining the conditions under which racial prejudice influences policy opinion and electoral behavior. The second, a book project based on my dissertation, assesses American reactions to economic inequality. The dissertation was co-chaired by Vince Hutchings and Skip Lupia, and Don Kinder, Rob Mickey, and Mary Corcoran also served on the committee.

Contact Information
Spencer Piston
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Senior Research Associate, Campbell Institute of Public Affairs
Syracuse University
100 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1020