Skip to Main Content
Sean Freeder headshot


Faculty Bio



Sean Freeder


Assistant Professor

Phone: (904) 620-2488

Office: 51/2418



Areas of Expertise

American Politics,Political Psychology,Public Opinion,Voter Behavior



University of Washington - BA, Political Science

University of California, Berkeley - MA, PhD, Political Science



I grew up on the west coast, attending University of Washington for my Bachelor's in Political Science, and University of California Berkeley for my Master's and PhD in Political Science. My primary research interests are in American politics, specifically focusing on the political experience from the perspective of the mass public. Within this area, I study voter behavior, public opinion, mass psychology, persuasion, and partisan identity. More specifically, I have research interests in attitudinal stability, electoral decision-making, economic voting, political correctness, polarization, group deliberation, democratic accountability, and partisan identity formation. Methodologically, I have interests in survey and experimental design, particularly in utilizing open-ended survey data.


Outside of the academy, I am a musician and lover of animals.