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Adam Thal - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Adam Thal

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Adam Thal is an Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Prior to joining LMU, Adam was a research scientist at Facebook and a postdoc at Yale University. He received his PhD from the Department of Politics at Princeton University.

His research interests include American politics, political behavior, public policy, social media, and inequality. His work has been published in journals including the American Political Science Review and the American Journal of Political Science. He received the award for Best Dissertation in Political Psychology from the American Political Science Association in 2018, and awards for the Best Paper on Class and Inequality from the American Political Science Association in 2016 and 2019.

Education (2)

Princeton University: Ph.D., Politics 2017

University of Wisconsin-Madison: B.A., Political Science 2011


Accomplishments (5)

Best Paper Award, APSA Class & Inequality Section


Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship, Princeton University

2016 - 2017

Best Paper Award, APSA Class & Inequality Section


Best Senior Thesis in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Best Dissertation Award, APSA Political Psychology Section


Affiliations (4)

  • APSA Class & Inequality Best Paper Award Selection Committee : Member, 2020
  • APSA Political Psychology Dissertation Award Selection Committee : Member, 2019
  • Princeton Research in Experimental Social Science Workshop : Coordinator, 2013 - 2014
  • American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Sociology, Compar- ative Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, Urban Affairs Review : Peer Reviewer

Articles (3)

When poor students attend rich school s : D o affluent social environments increase or decrease participation ?

Perspectives on Politics


The Desire for Social Status and Economic Conservatism among Affluent Americans

American Political Science Review


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Doing Well and Doing Good? How Concern for Others Shapes Policy Preferences and Partisanship among Affluent Americans Get access Arrow

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