Welcome! My name is Nicole Kliewer. I am currently an APSA Congressional Fellow, and I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Princeton University where I was affiliated with the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. My primary research agenda focuses on campaigns and elections and the role of the military in American politics.
I study how military group membership and identity contribute to former service members’ political participation and characterize the long-term consequences of politicized military activity for civil-military relations. In my dissertation project, I use participant observations, survey experiments, text as data, and electoral returns to understand how military service contributes to political campaigns.