About

aygkEpyD_400x400I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). I am also the Founding Director of the LGBTQ Politics Research Initiative at LMU and the Director of the Global Policy Institute in Los Angeles.

My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and the British Journal of Political Science, among other outlets.

I have also written for The Washington Post, Politico and The New Republic. And my work has been covered by, or I have provided commentary to, The New York Times, The Washington Post, FiveThirtyEight, NBC News, TIME and Reuters, among others.

My research focuses on diversity and representation, exploring how social contexts and group identities influence political preferences and behavior. I am interested in the factors that shape political inclusion, solidarity and representation in advanced democracies. I investigate these topics in two substantive areas.

One stream of my work focuses on LGBTQ politics and examines the causes and consequences of LGBTQ political representation.

Another stream examines the economic drivers of political behavior and public opinion on economic inequality, immigration, and welfare policies.

Before joining LMU, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. I received a Ph.D. in political science from UNC Chapel Hill, an M.A. from the University of Bologna, and a B.A. from the University of Milan. My research has been supported by the Haas Fund Fellowship, the American Political Science Association, and the Royster Society of Fellows. I tweet at @GabMagni.