Kiela Crabtree is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the political aftermaths of conflict and violence in the United States, emphasizing the dynamics of social identity and hierarchy. With interests in both contemporary and historical conflict, Kiela has conducted intensive archival work on the legacies of Civil Rights Era violence and terrorism in the American south. She continues to examine the implications of racially-targeted violence in her dissertation, Forged in the Fire, which delves into the relationship between present-day violence and political behavior.
Fields of Study:
- American Political Violence and Contention
- Race and Ethnicity Politics
- American Politics