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Jess Underwood

Jessica Eastland-Underwood
PhD Student

I re-joined PAIS in 2020 to pursue my PhD. I am researching everyday understandings of the concept of 'the economy' in the United States and how it mobilises political action. I received my MA in International Politics and Europe from the University of Warwick in 2010 and my BA in International and Area Studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. I have spent the last 10 years working in international corporate conferences/events.

Research Interests

Although my PhD research is U.S. focused, I am more broadly interested in everyday understandings of 'the economy' and democratic action, including:

  • Everyday political economy
  • Protest and popular political action
  • Economic ideology in everyday life
  • Political rhetoric on the internet and social media
  • Methods for accessing 'ordinary' political belief