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Welcome! My name is Nicole Kliewer. I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University and am 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 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.