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Christopher Ojeda

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced

Christopher Ojeda is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. He studies the social and economic roots of political inequality. In particular, he examines how poverty and poor mental health shape citizen engagement and are shaped by political processes. Currently he is writing a book about how politics is depressing. His research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and published in the American Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political ScienceAmerican Sociological Review, and other journals.

Expertise & Interests

  • Political inequality
  • Citizen engagement
  • Political processes