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Assistant Professor in American Politics



Hi! I'm an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago. My research lies at the intersections of political representation and public policy, focusing on racial, ethnic, and class-based inequalities. Two questions motivate my research: how can we better protect marginalized communities from violence? And, how can we improve marginalized communities' political representation?

A central strand of my research studies how the politics of race affects the politics of gun control. In my book project, I find evidence that mass shootings lead to stricter gun laws when victims are white but not when victims are racial and ethnic minorities. My other research projects explore topics ranging from the impact of police killings on proximal voter turnout to the way election laws shape the electorate and representation. My research is published in American Political Science Review, Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and American Politics Research.

I am a proud graduate of Los Angeles Valley College. I received my BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley and my MA and PhD in Political Science from UC San Diego. On my free time, you might find me on a soccer field or a ski lift. Certified video game and board game geek.


Contact G. Agustin Markarian to discuss their published work, teaching, collaboration opportunities or for any other inquiries.

Coffey Hall 327
1000 W Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626

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