About Frank Gonzalez
Frank is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP). He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in May 2017. His research integrates theories from political science, sociology, social neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology to understand inequality and hierarchy in politics, with a particular focus on race and class. His particular focus is on the interaction between controlled/executive processes and automatic processes, and the implications of this interaction for how people think about race, class, and inequality broadly.
Frank's work uses a variety of methods, including survey and laboratory experiments, text analysis, implicit association measures, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). He has been published in political science and psychology journals such asBehavioural Brain Research, Political Communication, Political Research Quarterly, and Social Justice Research.
Politico, 2016: How Donald Trump's Extremism Could Help Downballot Republicans