Political Science / Ph.D. Candidate
Political Parties; Representation; Public
Opinion; LGBTQ Politics; Race and Politics.
Joel is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the Maxwell
School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is a
life-long resident of upstate New York. Joel grew up in Gloversville, NY and
later attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, earning a Bachelor of
Arts in History and Political Science. He has been at Syracuse University since
2015, receiving a Master of Arts in Political Science in 2017.
My dissertation seeks to explain the
representation of the LGBTQ community by the Democratic Party; and how and why
it has increased in recent years. More broadly, I am developing a theory
of party behavior and its representation of groups that are part of its coalition,
focusing on the nature of representation for historically disadvantaged groups.