Meet Andrew Podob, 2020 APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grantee

The American Political Science Association is pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Awardees for 2020. The APSA DDRIG program provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation research in political science. Awards support basic research which is theoretically derived and empirically oriented.

Andrew Podob, The Ohio State University

Andrew Podob is a PhD candidate at The Ohio State University with concentrations in political psychology and American politics. He has research experience in applied social psychology, research design, surveys and experiments, and translational data analytics. His research interests include how emotion regulates political attitudes and the downstream effects on civic and political participation; how moral political disgust is distinct from pathogen disgust; and the persistence of wicked political problems as the antecedents of negative emotions. His co-authored work on networks of electoral collaboration among congressional campaigns is published in the American Journal of Political Science.

 His dissertation examines the role marginalization on racial and socio-economic lines plays in the relationship between anxiety and politics. He has taught extensively at Ohio State on the public policy process and the politics behind public policy making. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 2015. His degree was received cum laude and he was selected by his department to be the graduation student speaker. Outside of the behavioral and social sciences he enjoys athletic games like tennis and racquetball, going for happy hour, adventuring to new and/or cool places, and cooking and baking.