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Department of Political Science

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356 Commons Center

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Mondays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University

M.A., Political Science, Duke University


American Politics


Political Psychology; Race in American Politics

Monique L. Lyle

Assistant Professor
Faculty Affiliate, Research on Individuals, Politics & Society Lab

MONIQUE LYLE received her Ph.D. in political science from Duke University in 2008. Her primary research interests are in political psychology and race and ethnicity in American politics. She is particularly interested in how American institutions and elites shape the psychological development and make-up of American citizens. Some of her specific research involves examining how racial communication from political elites contributes to system justifying ideologies and implicit attitudes associated with White supremacy. Lyle was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at University of Michigan from 2008-2010, where she worked on health-related research, including a project examining the role of politics in the stigmatization of mental illness. She also is working on projects examining how obesity affects candidate evaluation and the implications of political scandals for psychological well-being. Lyle teaches courses on American public opinion, political psychology, race and ethnicity in American politics, and American government.



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