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Jared Clay


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Office: SSCI 2038


Jared is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of New Mexico, where he studies American politics, Congress, interest groups, and voting behavior. His collaborative research has looked at strategic spending allocations of SuperPACs and primary voting behavior in presidential elections.  Moreover, Jared’s dissertation examines the confluence of the U.S. agricultural transition and position-taking behavior by members of Congress on issues related to immigration.

In addition to his academic interests, he has collaborated with community organizations on policy evaluation as a senior fellow in UNM’s Evaluation Lab. This fellowship utilized quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate non-profits and the effectiveness of their programs’ outcomes.