Rachel Gillum received her PhD in political science at Stanford University in August 2014. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) and is the principal investigator of the Muslim-American National Opinion Survey (MANOS).
Rachel’s research examines the effects of the post-9/11 security environment on Muslim Americans’ behavior and attitudes towards the government using large-n surveys, experimental methods, and ethnographic interviews of Muslim communities and elites around the United States. Her research is supported by the National Science Foundation’s EDGE-SBE Program, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Stanford’s Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE).
Other projects of Rachel’s include a recent study published in Politics & Religion with Prof. Lisa Blaydes that examines interviewer effects relevant to Muslim communities. Rachel is also currently collaborating with Prof. Amy Zegart on a study assessing views and beliefs about the use of drones.
Rachel is a former fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and previously served as a researcher at the RAND Corporation’s International Policy Center. She has also worked as a consultant for the Gallup Organization. Rachel is a member of the Truman National Security Project and received her B.A. from the University of Washington.
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