Caleb Griffin, MS, MA firstname.lastname@example.org
I am working on a PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I focus on regional and religious identities, and how those identities interact with public policy.
PhD, Political Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Intro to Political Science, 2021
- The U.S. Constitution, 2019
- Politics & Media, 2020
- Cara Wong, 2021-2022
- President of the Political Science Graduate Student Association, 2023
- Faculty Search Committee: 2022
- Co-Social Chair for Political Science Graduate Student Association, 2021-2022
- Project lead: Brownbag faculty & student lunches, 2021-2022
- Project co-lead: Mentorship program, 2021-2022
- Visits Committee: 2020-2022
- Peer Mentor: 2020-2023
- Reviewer for Critique Magazine
- Panel Chair: Illinois State Political Science Student Conference, 2021
MA, Political Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS, Applied Community & Economic Development
Illinois State University
BA, Political Science
Brigham Young University
- Dickens on Political Representation and Responsiveness. The Dickensian (scheduled for publication Spring 2024).
Borders and Boundaries Conference: The Boundaries of Regions (2023)
MPSA: Where in the World is Morocco? (2023)
UC School of Public and International Affairs Symposium: Liberal Pluralism +(2022)
Illinois EU Studies Conference: Changing Regions, Changing Minds? (2021)
ISU Political Science Student Conference:
Helping Strangers: How Language Acquisition Makes Individuals More Willing to Help Outgroup Members (2016)
ISU Graduate Research Symposium:
Blowing the Language Whistle: Using Referees to Test the Effects of Shared Identity (2016)
- Policy & Legislative Research Fellowship (2022-2023): $20,000
- ASREC (Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, & Culture) Workshop Fellowship: $1,000
- Charles M. Kneier Fellowship (2021-2022): $2,052
- Samuel K. Gove Fellowship (2020): $549
- Rita & Leonard Ogren Prize for Academic Achievement (2022)
- Pass with Distinction on UIUC Politics Specialized Exam (2022)
- Pass with Distinction on UIUC Politics General Exam (2021)
- James L. Fisher Outstanding Thesis Nominee (2018)
Phi Kappa Phi
Golden Key International
Programming & Markup: R, LaTeX, Markdown
Human: Español, الدارجة
Other Professional Experience
The Center for Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Illinois
I am currently working in the office of a state legislator (51st district) on a year-long project involving best practices in state recruitment of police officers.
The University of Utah
I taught academic writing for the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water. My work included lecturing, grading, editing, curriculum-development, and other activities designed to help graduate engineering students complete excellent master’s theses. I also designed and taught academic writing workshops for students and faculty, which I carried out in Mehran University in Pakistan.
Social Research Institute
My role included database management, program evaluation, statistical analysis, and conducting literature reviews for three non-profits that contracted with the Social Research Institute (a research branch of the University of Utah College of Social Work).
Youth Development Specialist
United States Peace Corps
I served in the community of Imouzzer Kandar, working with the Greenside Development Foundation, an NGO which helps young people and women in Morocco obtain the skills necessary to find stable employment. My work included grant writing, project design, teaching, and many other activities. I also taught English at the Women’s Empowerment Center in Imouzzer.
Legislative Research Assistant
Utah State Legislature
Assisted policy analysts and state legislators in various capacities. This included creating presentations for interim committees, preparing reports and memos, and conducting research.
Directed evaluation projects including conducting, compiling, and analyzing survey data for students and mentors. Created quarterly and annual reports for school administrators and the board of directors. Maintained a student database and carried out several large research projects. Drafted partnership proposals for Utah Valley University and the BYU Psychology department. Collaborated on a cohort project with the BYU Sociology department. Managed three interns and directed research assignments for them.
U.S. House of Representatives
Interned in Washington D.C. for the Arizona 8th District. My work included constituent relations, proofreading, research, and clerical work.