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Christopher Jorge Ojeda

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee
Chapter Member: Tennessee SSN

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Ojeda's research focuses American politics, public opinion, and political behavior. Overarching themes in Ojeda's writings include how income and health disparities affect political participation, how children develop attitudes about politics, and the political underpinnings of welfare policy.


"The Two Income-Participation Gaps" American Journal of Political Science 62, no. 4 (October 2018): 813-829.

Shows that the relationship between wealth and political participation extends to childhood. Finds that children from poor homes are less likely to participate in politics than children from rich homes.

"Accounting for the Child in the Transmission of Party Identification" (with Peter K. Hatemi). American Sociological Review 80, no. 6 (2015): 1150-1174 .

Analyzes how party identification is transferred from parent to child. Argues that children are more active agents in the process than previous studies have indicated.

"Depression and Political Participation" Social Science Quarterly 96, no. 5 (November 2015): 1226-1243.

Analyzes relationship between depression and political participation. Finds that individuals who experience depression are less likely to participate in politics, especially in young adulthood.