Colin Fisk

Colin Fisk

Graduate Student


B.A., Political Science, University of La Verne

About Colin Fisk

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Colin Fisk is a Ph.D. candidate. In 2015, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of La Verne in Southern California, where he majored in political science and minored in philosophy. He was recently awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year.

His research focuses on American politics, elections, voting behavior, and public opinion. Some of his work concerns effects of the top-two primary system implemented in California and Washington. In a recent article published at State Politics & Policy Quarterly, he finds that voters are more likely to undervote if they are unable to vote for a candidate from their party, but all voters, specifically orphaned voters are more likely to vote for a candidate when they perceive greater ideological proximity. His dissertation proposes mechanisms by which electoral environments influence the role of ideology and party identification in voter preferences and behavior.