I am interested in the ways in which cognition affects political behavior. I received my PhD in Political Science from MIT, where my dissertation research focused on the psychological processes associated with threat perception and the influence of those processes on policy preferences. My primary postdoctoral project focuses on understanding the relationship between neural responses to social stimuli and policy preferences. I am also exploring how neuroscience and its methods can be integrated with social science research more generally. I will join the faculty of the Political Science Department at UC Berkeley in July 2019 as an Assistant Professor.
Personal website: marikalandau-wells.com