Drew Engelhardt is a political science Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on political behavior and public opinion in the United States, centering on the intersection of group politics and social and economic inequality. Substantively he is interested in areas ranging from political party coalitions to race and ethnic politics, with an emphasis on the role race plays in American politics. He employs both correlational and experimental methods to answer these questions. He is also interested in methodological issues related to capturing individuals' beliefs and attitudes, and effectively linking theoretical constructs with empirical measures.