Political Science


Jessica Falk is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Political Theory. She is interested in political art and aesthetics, political psychology, and propaganda, particularly the role of affective persuasion and narrative in political appeals about rights, oppression, and conflict. Her dissertation focuses on U.S. civil collusion in the War on Terror and the role of norms, culture, and media in marshalling support for the invasion of Iraq. She has worked for the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee in the US Senate, the House of Representatives, the United Nations Population Fund, and Let's Get Ready, an educational nonprofit. She received a BA magna cum laude with departmental distinction in Political Science and a minor in Literature and Psychology from Trinity College (CT).