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Rachel Bernhard

Rachel Bernhard


Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations
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Rachel Bernhard is a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow (PPRF) in Politics at Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her research interests are in gender, class, and race in political psychology, experiments and design-based causal inference, and the effects of information complexity on voter decision-making. 

Curriculum vitae: Download Bernhard Cv 91318 (143.7KB)

Research Interests

2016. Bernhard, Rachel, Jack Citrin, Gabriel Lenz, and Ethan Rarick. “IGS Survey Finds Support for Extending Taxes on Wealthy, Legalizing Marijuana, and Toughening Gun Control.” California Journal of Politics and Policy, 8(4).

2009. Lever, James, Sally Shoop, and Rachel Bernhard. “Design of Lightweight Robots for Over-Snow Mobility.” Journal of Terramechanics, 46(3): 67-74.



Graduate | Computational Tools and Techniques for the Social Sciences (2x, will teach again Trinity 2019)

Undergraduate | Political Psychology, Elections and Democratic Accountability, Introduction to Research Methodology, Introduction to Classical Studies


2018                DiSanto, Jill. April 17. Poli Sci Prof Studies Why Women Run (Or Don’t Run) for Office. Penn Today.

2017                Mallon, Maggie. November 9. Want to Get More Women Elected? According to a New Study, This Is How You Can Help. Glamour Magazine.

2017                DiSanto, Jill. February 17. Penn’s Dawn Teele Studies What Factors Lead Women to Run for Political Office. Penn News.

2016                Johnson, Lizzie. November 16. Political Women Gather to Shake Off Loss | Look for Way Forward. San Francisco Chronicle

2016                Elian, Melissa Bunni. November 7. 'Season of Discontent' Project Voices Millennial Anxieties. NBC News. 

2016                Elliot, Krissy. October 13. Sexual Politics: The 2016 Presidential Race is Notable for Misogynist Rhetoric. California Magazine. 

2016                Smith, Chris. Fall Issue. Coded and Loaded: How Politicians Talk About Race and Gender Without Really Talking About Race and Gender. California Magazine. 

2016                Kalem, Stefanie. Spring Issue. Do Voters Prefer Well-Behaved Women? Promise of Berkeley Magazine, p. 9.

2015                Maclay, Kathleen. September 25. Women Candidates and Winning Mixes of Femininity | Masculinity. Berkeley News.