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James Marshall Public Policy Fellow

 

Kevin R. Carriere, MPP, PhD was named as the 2019-2020 James Marshall Public Policy Fellow by the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). Dr. Carriere will be working in the office of Congresswoman Debra Haaland (D-NM) on on a wide range of issues, from disability policy, criminal justice, to immigration reform.

Prior to his time at Congress, Dr. Carriere completed his Masters in Public Policy and PhD in Psychology at Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, he was an active organizer of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees.

Dr. Carriere’s interests and past experiences include protections of human rights and civil liberties, terrorism, social justice, graduate labor, and the demilitarization of police. He also carries a line of work in theoretical psychology, examining the meaning making processes of collective action, imagination of futures, and threat as a motivator for social activists. His dissertation focused on why we restrict the rights of others and ourselves when we feel threatened, and how this divide emerges on the basis of citizenship.

In the future, he hopes to bring his experiences back into the university classroom, teaching the next generation of leaders where psychology, politics, and policy interact.