Caitlin E. Jewitt
Department of Political Science
522 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Dr. Jewitt’s research focus includes campaigns and elections, public opinion, political parties, and presidential primaries and caucuses. She is particularly interested in the institutional features of elections and their effects on voters, outcomes, candidates, candidate strategy, and political elites.
- American Politics
- Research Methods
- Political Campaigns
- Presidential Primary Elections
- Ph.D. University of Minnesota
- M.A. University of Minnesota
- B.A. Hartwick College
- American Political Science Association
- Midwest Political Science Association
- Design and Develop Award for PSCI 1014, TLOS: Learning Experience Design, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2019.
- Favorite Faculty Member, Housing and Residence Life Division of Student Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2017.
Jewitt, Caitlin E. 2019. "The Primary Rules: Parties, Voters, and Presidential Nominations." The University of Michigan Press.
Jewitt, Caitlin E. and Sarah A. Treul. 2019. “Ideological Primary Competition and Congressional Behavior.” Congress & the Presidency.
Jewitt, Caitlin E. and Paul Goren. 2016. “Ideological Structure and Consistency in an Age of Polarization.” American Politics Research, 44(1): 81 - 105.
Jewitt, Caitlin E. 2014. “Packed Primaries and Empty Caucuses: State and Party Rules and Voter Turnout in Presidential Nomination Contests.” Public Choice, 160(3-4): 295-312.
Jewitt, Caitlin E. and Sarah A. Treul. 2014. “Competitive Primaries and Party Division in Congressional Elections.” Electoral Studies, 35: 140-149.
Dwyer, Caitlin E. and Sarah A. Treul. 2012. “Presidential Influence, State-Level Approval, and Voting in the Senate.” American Politics Research, 40 (2): 355-379.
Dwyer, Caitlin E., Daniel Stevens, John Sullivan, and Barbara Allen. 2009. “Racism, Sexism, and Candidate Evaluations in the 2008 Presidential Election.” Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 9 (1): 223-240.
Jewitt, Caitlin E. 2018. “Perception of the Parties and the 2016 Presidential Nominations.” In The State of the Parties 2018: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Political Parties. John Green, Daniel Coffey, and David Cohen, editors. Rowman and Littlefield.
Jewitt, Caitlin E and Sarah A. Treul. 2018. “Ideological Primaries and their Influence in Congress.” In Routledge Handbook of Primary Elections. Robert G. Boatright, editor. Routledge.
Jewitt, Caitlin E. 2014. “Republicans and Reform: The 2012 Presidential Nomination Rules.” In The State of the Parties, 7th edition. John Green, Daniel Coffey, and David Cohen, editors. Rowman and Littlefield.
- Niles Faculty Research Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, April 2016.
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