Welcome to my academic website! I am a graduate student in political science currently affiliated with the Ph.D. program at Brown University. As of August 2013, I am on medical leave from Brown after experiencing complications from a disability. I anticipate returning to my studies in the fall of 2015.

My research agenda focuses on how social and geographic context influences intergroup attitudes in American politics, and, in turn, how such attitudes affect political behavior. This research combines interests in political psychology, intergroup relations, political geography, voting behavior, and public opinion. I research these issues in comparative politics as a secondary field of study.

My curriculum vitae and current research can be found under the corresponding headings above. A PDF copy of my CV is available for download here. You can also read a bit more about me—say, if you really want to know how baseball brought me to graduate school.

I welcome all correspondence at james_newburg@brown.edu.