Political Science

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    Department of Political Science

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Kristy Michaud

Kristy Michaud
Full-time Faculty
(818) 677-4773
Office location:
ST 222



Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara (2007)

Courses Taught

  • POLS 155 American Political Institutions
    POLS 355 American National, State, and Local Governments
    POLS 445 Political Behavior
    POLS 461 Environmental Policy
    POLS 490CA Title V California State and Local Government
    POLS 498C Political Science Internship Program
    POLS 540B Seminar in American Political Behavior

Selected Publications and Presentations

“The Relationship between Cultural Values and Political Ideology: The Role of Political Knowledge” (with Juliet Carlisle and Eric R.A.N. Smith). Political Psychology. Forthcoming.

“Nimbyism vs. Environmentalism in Attitudes toward Energy Development”
(with Eric R.A.N. Smith and Juliet Carlisle). Environmental Politics 17 (Winter 2008): 20-39.

Research and Interests

Public opinion, Environmental Policy, Political Participation and Voting Behavior, Congress, California Politics

Professor Michaud's research focuses on public opinion and environmental policy. Specifically, she studies public opinion toward global climate change and energy policy. She is currently working on two research projects. In the first, Professor Michaud is examining the roles that trust and religion play in shaping concern about climate change. In the second project, Professor Michaud is working with colleagues to explore the influence of public opinion and political behavior on energy policy during energy crises.