Candace came to academia to better understand and remedy what separates political science research from application in actual political operations in the United States. In her time in the field, she managed over a dozen state legislative races, staffed a presidential campaign in Iowa, and consulted on matters of data, polling, and TV advertising for a multitude of candidates. In her research, Candace studies topics such as the political consequences of high volumes of political information on persuasion, the fallout of flip-flopping on political issues, and the nature of outcomes for elected officials who lie.

Areas of Interest

  • Political Advertising
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Public Opinion
  • Voter Psychology
  • Experiments
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Degrees

  • Degree Type
    BA
    Degree Details
    in Political Science from James Madison University
  • Degree Type
    MA
    Degree Details
    in Government and Politics from University of Maryland
  • Degree Type
    PhD
    Degree Details
    in Government and Politics from University of Maryland
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Email
turitto [at] umd.edu