Christian Phillips

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations
Christian Phillips
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Christian Dyogi Phillips is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern California. Her research is focused on the intersection of race, gender and immigration in American politics. 


Christian’s book manuscript, Nowhere to Run: Race, Gender and Immigration in American Elections, examines how growing immigrant communities are reconfiguring the roles that race and gender play in American electoral politics,and descriptive representation. Her current research also includes an analysis of substantive representation by elected officials from immigrant communities, and a study of the ways in which immigration policies and processes inform women and men’s policy preferences, within and across racial groups. 


Christian earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley, M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and her B.A. from Hampshire College. Before becoming an academic, Christian was a lead organizer and political director for the Service Employees International Union, and served as the Executive Vice President of the Houston Organization of Public Employees.

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