J. Clinton Rooker

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: American Politics

Email: jcrooker@wisc.edu

Research Interests

Political Behavior; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Political Parties; Political Participation; Labor and Employment


Clinton Rooker is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison. He is currently interested in understanding workplace socialization and civic associations as they relate to political participation and party coalitions. Clinton also has an enduring interest in the ways racial identification and group attachment shape racial attitudes, and the role these attitudes play in determining individual policy preferences and partisan behavior. Prior to joining UW-Madison, Clinton studied political science at the University of Michigan.