Sylvia Gonzalez

Sylvia Gonzalez


PhD Student
Phone: 225-578-2141
Fax: 225-578-2540
Office: Stubbs 328 


B.S. in Government: Texas Woman's University; 2013

M.A. in Government: Texas Woman's University; 2015


Sylvia Gonzalez is focusing her graduate research on American politics; more specifically race relations in political behavior and political psychology. Sylvia received both her undergraduate and Masters training at Texas Woman's University where she focused on political theory and gender and politics. She was a research assistant on a study of media effects on public opinion on litigation reform in 2015. Sylvia was an adjunct instructor at North Central Texas College and Texas Woman's University; she has taught introductory national and state government courses. 

Areas of Interest

  • Race relations and political behavior in American politics
  • Public opinion and implicit biases

Publications and Conference Presentations

  • Southern Political Science Association; 2016: "Samuel DuBois Cook and the Affirmation and Negation of the American Dream"
  • SPSA; 2017: Panel Discussant of Political Cultures and Linguistic Relativity: Four Perspectives 


  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Southern Political Science Association