Ryan D. Enos: Conservatism, Just World Belief, and Racism: Considering Racial Attitudes in the Era of Trump


Monday, January 30, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:45pm


Harvard Kennedy School: Allison Dining Room

Ryan D. Enos, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Ryan D. EnosDo scholars have the right tools for measuring racial attitudes in the age of Trump?  We demonstrate that the attitudes measured by ubiquitous scales of racial attitudes do not align with the common scholarly interpretation of these scales.  And we argue that current events in American politics have revealed the need for scholars to rethink the theory and measurement of racial attitudes.

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About the speaker

Ryan D. Enos is a social scientist who studies political psychology, race and ethnic politics, and political behavior in the United States and other countries.

He is affiliated with Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Center for American Political Studies, Center for Geographic Analysis,  Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Ph.D. Program in Government & Social Policy.

He is a member of egap: evidence in governance and politics and also a Guest Professor of Political Science at University of Copenhagen.

Enos directs the Working Group on Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPop) and is also affiliated with the Behavioral Insights Group, Foundations of Human Behavior Initiative, and the Experiential Learning Lab (TELLab).

He is also the co-creator and organizer of the Political Analytics Conference.

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See also: Spring 2017