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Eric Parajon

Welcome! I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I previously received my BA in Government from William & Mary. Before starting my Ph.D. at Carolina I was previously a Project Manager for the Teaching Research and International Policy (TRIP) Project at William & Mary's Global Research Institute.
My research interests are situated at the intersection of American domestic politics and international relations and primarily concern questions of public opinion and climate policy.

Curriculum vitae:

My dissertation focuses on the politics of domestic support for both national and international climate change policy among the American public. In particular, I suggest a pivotal role for feelings of racial animus and in-group preference in the attitude formation of white Americans on issues of climate policy. I test this argument using surveys and experiments in an effort to better understand how the public thinks about climate policy.

My work is published or forthcoming in a variety of leading peer-reviewed journals, including International Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Security Studies, International Studies Perspectives, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Journal of Global Security Studies.
I have also published several shorter pieces of analysis in media outlets, including Foreign Policy, The Monkey Cage, Lawfare, and Duck of Minerva.

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Eric Parajon
P.h.D. candidate UNC, Chapel Hill
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