About Me

My name is Meaghan R. Rysdale and I am currently a second year PhD Student in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington. My primary areas of interest are American politics, Political methodology, and African American and African Diaspora Studies. More specifically, my research focuses on racial and ethnic politics, political identity, political communications, and political participation.

From 2014 – 2017 I attended the University of South Carolina Columbia for my Bachelors Degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration and concentration in Spanish Language. As an Undergraduate, I was a part of the Opportunity Scholars and Ronald E. McNair TRIO programs. I worked under the direction of Dr. Todd Shaw, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

In May 2018, I moved to Bloomington, Indiana to attend Indiana University. I received the Ronald E. McNair Fellowship from the University Graduate School. Currently, I work with Dr. Edward Carmines Distinguished Professor, Warner O. Chapman Professor, and James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington and Dr. Carolyn Calloway-Thomas Chair of the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.