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All About Me

My name is Brooklyn Walker and I am currently Instructor of Political Science at Hutchinson Community College. I received my PhD from the University of Kansas in political science. My graduate training is in American politics and comparative politics.

I maintain an active research agenda on religion, public opinion, and political psychology. As I've encountered new puzzles to explore, I've added tools to my methodological toolkit. Several of my current projects on race and Christian nationalism stem from my dissertation, utilizing content analysis, experimentation, qualitative interviewing, and statistical analysis. 

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In addition to exploring my own inquiries, I am committed to helping students develop their own curiosity. Growing up in rural Kansas, my understanding of the world was limited. My undergraduate teachers exposed me not just to the world of politics, but also to the myriad opportunities available to postsecondary education students. If not for them, I never would have taken Arabic, lived in Egypt, or applied for the Truman Scholarship. In the classroom, I seek to connect each student to the courses I teach and open whatever doors I can for them. 

When I'm not writing or teaching, you'll find me spending time with my husband, Nathan, and our three children. Four cats, a flock of backyard chickens, friends, and family keep life full and fun. During calmer moments, I enjoy losing myself in a good book, playing the piano, and challenging the kids to a board game.  

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