Christina Ladam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Christina Ladam


Christina Ladam is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. Before joining the faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno, she received her MPA from the University of New Hampshire and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.

Ladam specializes in American political behavior and political methodology. Her current work uses an experimental approach to understand ways in which formal deliberative events can be structured to promote beneficial outcomes from deliberation. Other research interests include interpersonal political discussion, women and politics, state and local politics, network analysis and experiments.

Research interests

  • Deliberation
  • Political discussion
  • Women and politics
  • State and local politics
  • Network analysis
  • Experiments

Courses taught

  • American Politics: Process and Behavior
  • Political Campaigns and Elections
  • Public Opinion and Political Behavior
  • Urban Politics

Selected publications

  • Ladam, Christina. 2019. "Does Process Matter? Direct Democracy and Citizens' Perceptions of Laws." Journal of Experimental Politics.
  • Ladam, Christina, Jeffrey J. Harden, and Jason H. Windett. 2018. "Prominent Role Models: High-Profile Female Politicians and the Emergence of Women as Candidates for Public Office." American Journal of Political Science. 62(2): 369–381.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Colorado, 2019
  • MPA, University of New Hampshire, 2011
  • B.A., Political Science, Keene State College, 2009