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Autumn Perkey

Graduate Assistant; International Studies


Autumn Perkey is a doctoral student in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. She is specializing in the study of international relations and American politics. Prior to starting her Ph.D., Perkey received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the Ohio State University.

Perkey’s research interests include: wartime public opinion, leader decision making, security studies, experimental and survey methodology, political psychology, misinformation, civil-military relations, and foreign policy. The main focus of her current work is on how identity affects the perception of violent events.

Perkey has presented several papers at professional conferences, including the Annual Midwest Political Science Conference and Annual American Political Science Conference. Topics she has presented on range from public opinion around civilian victimization, public opinion and the relationship to identity through moral emotions, and global justice and indigenous sovereignty.