Chelsea Kaufman

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, School of Public Affairs
Office Phone: 717-948-6154
Office Location: Olmsted, W160

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Chelsea Kaufman is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Political Science at the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. She received her PhD from Purdue University in 2017. At Purdue University she was the graduate student liaison to the undergraduate Pi Sigma Alpha chapter and represented her department as a senator in the Purdue Graduate Student Government. Additionally, she received departmental awards for her work as a teaching assistant and independent instructor in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Her research interests focus on the influence of social context on political attitudes and behaviors, in particular examining rural-urban differences in these. Her research has been published in The Journal of Rural Studies and presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual meetings.


Research Interests
Rural Politics
Social Context Effects
Political Trust