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Knigge, Pia

TitleAssistant Professor
DepartmentPolitical Science & Public Administration
OfficeCollege of Public Policy & Justice
Office Hours Posted each semester and by appointment
Office LocationGoodwyn Hall 209E

Dr. Knigge's primary research interests are in the areas of public opinion, voting behavior and political psychology-mostly in a comparative perspective (Western Europe in particular). Recent journal articles and conference papers focused on right-wing extremism, political tolerance, European integration, attitudes toward immigration, racial prejudice and intergroup conflict. She currently is working on the issues of racial attitudes and politics in the South, democratic citizenship, and public education policy. Prior to her arrival in the United States, Dr. Knigge held a number of research positions in Europe including the Center for European Survey Studies at the University of Mannheim (Germany ) and the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels (Belgium ).Primacy Teaching Expertise:Introduction to American Politics and Government European Politics Applied Research and Program Evaluation Political Psychology Political Behavior The Politics of Race and Immigration Democratic Citizenship

EducationPh.D. University of Kentucky
M.A. Bamberg University (Germany