First Name: 
Nicholas J. G.
Associate Professor of Politics
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Department of Politics

S385 Gibson Hall

1540 Jefferson Park Avenue

PO Box 400787

Charlottesville, VA 22904-4787


Ph.D., University of Michigan


Nicholas Winter is Associate Professor in the Politics Department and co-director of the PVI Collaborative. His research examines the role of race, gender, and sexuality in public opinion and American politics, with a focus on the interplay between the social-level work done by race, gender, and sexuality to organization of systems of power and inequality, and the individual-level psychological work they do to organize people’s opinions and actions in the realm of politics. He cofounded and directs the Political Psychology Working Group, which supports interdisciplinary research and teaching at the intersections of politics and psychology, and runs the Political Cognition Laboratory, a web platform used by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to conduct political-psychological research. He regularly teaches courses on gender, sexuality, and politics and on the political psychology of power and inequality.

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Associate and Affiliate Faculty