My name is Adam. I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, studied at Colgate University, and I currently live in Charlottesville, Virginia.
I am pursuing a PhD in American politics and political theory at the University of Virginia with an emphasis on street-level democracy. That emphasis includes behavioral approaches to the study of political participation, survey methodology, the analysis of political film and media, the psychology of bureaucratic professionalism, agency accreditation, and work in experimental methods.
I’m also a five-year staff member at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, a trained 35mm and 16mm projectionist, and I’ve worked with filmmakers including Alan Berliner and Pawel Wojtasik. I’ve volunteered at UnionDocs, and served as artistic director for the University of Virginia’s Offscreen Independent Film Series.
Work in progress includes experimental tests of survey format, research on public opinion and mental health services provision (with Lynn Sanders and Nicole Pankiewicz), and the development of a model of strategic survey response.
I can be reached via ahughes (at) virginia.edu