Gregory Leslie earned his PhD in political science (2022) and MS in statistics at UCLA. His primary research agenda examines the political behavior and public opinion of mixed-race individuals, with a particular focus on Black-White biracials. Specifically, he spends a lot of time trying to figure out how individuals with dual racial group membership reconcile exposure to divergent racial contexts as they construct and express their racial identities and politics. He is intrigued by clever causal identification strategies and enjoy working with big data. While at Princeton as a joint fellow of CSDP and the department of politics, Greg will work on his book manuscript that expands his dissertation research on relative racial salience and advance his research pipeline that focuses on using multiracials to reevaluate and extend prominent theories of race and politics.
2022-2023 Joint Fellow, CSDP and Politics