Welcome! My name is Tyler Steelman and I am a third year Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in American politics and political psychology. Prior to coming to UNC, I received my B.A. in Political Science from High Point University and my M.A. in Political Science from Appalachian State University.

My current research focuses on non-territorial forms of representation in the United States—namely, surrogate representation. I am also currently involved in an ongoing project developing a method for redistricting using ZIP codes as the building blocks for districts. This project is forthcoming in the Election Law Journal. Additional topics include emotions in politics and the impact of public monuments on feelings of belongingness.

You will find information about my research and teaching materials by following the links at the top of this page. Please feel free to contact me through e-mail at tsteelman@unc.edu.