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I am a PhD candidate in American politics at the University of Virginia, where I study the relationship between people and policy. I’ve published research on the attitudinal effects of police accreditation and am currently writing a dissertation about how the structure of political communication shapes public opinion and political behavior. In my dissertation, I use survey experiments to show that graphs and individualized forms of information display change public preferences. Other work in progress includes research on political consumption behavior, simulation-based investigations into the mechanisms of policy diffusion, dynamic measures of poll accuracy,  survey methodology, and work on mental health policy advocacy.

I can be reached via ahughes (at) virginia.edu
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