Julian Wamble

Julian Wamble
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Monroe Hall 468
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

American politics, race and politics, political psychology, political behavior, voting behavior, experimental and survey methods


Professor Wamble’s research examines the relationship between race and politics. Specifically, he investigates the relationship between Black voters’ use of race in their political decisions. He also is the recipient of the 2019 APSA Best Dissertation in Race and Ethnic Politics award.  Currently, he is working on his book manuscript tentatively titled, “We Choose You: Investigating Black Voter Candidate Selection,” which offers a new way of thinking about how Black voters use race as a means by which to select political candidates to support. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and can be found in the Journal of Politics, Politics, Groups, and Identities, PS: Political Science & Politics. He has also contributed to The Monkey Cage, 538, and NPR’s Code Switch podcast.  


Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2018

M.A., The Ohio State University, 2014

B.A., Drew University, 2011



Burge, Camille N., Julian J. Wamble, and Rachel Cuomo. (2020) A Certain Type of Descriptive Representative? Understanding How Skin Tone and Gender Influences Black Politics, the Journal of Politics

Camille D. Burge, Julian J. Wamble & Chryl N. Laird (2020) Missing the mark? An exploration of targeted campaign advertising's effect on Black political engagement, Politics, Groups, and Identities

Benjamin, Andrea, Ray Block, Jared Clemons, Chryl Laird, and Julian Wamble. 2020. “Set in Stone? Predicting Confederate Monument Removal.” PS: Political Science & Politics 53 (2). Cambridge University Press: 237–42

Julian J. Wamble and Chryl N. Laird (2018) The power of post-racial: an exploration of post-racial rhetoric’s influence on candidate evaluations, Politics, Groups, and Identities, 

Classes Taught

PSC 3192W - Harry Potter & Social Identity

PSC 3500 - Contemporary Race Relations

PSC 8220 - Public Opinion and Psychology