Jé St Sume is a PhD student in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park focusing on race and American politics.

Specifically, their work examines the role of grievances in Black American political behavior. Their other work includes research on the political attitudes of non-religious people of color in a "secularizing" world. Their received her B.A. in Communication from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL where they graduated a Presidential Scholar. They also received an M.A. in Communication from Wake Forest University where they specialized in race and political communication. A child of Haitian immigrants and south Florida native, they enjoy karaoke by the beach, Publix chicken tender subs, and cool craft beers.

Areas of Interest

  • Race and Ethnicity Politics
  • Political Behavior
  • Political Psychology
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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Communication (Political Communication), Wake Forest University, 2017
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Communication, Florida Atlantic University, 2015

Research Topics

  • American Politics
  • Methodology
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Tydings 1115E
Government and Politics Department
stsumej [at] umd.edu
Office Hours
By appointment