Nathan Micatka

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Teaching Assistant
367 SH

Research Areas

American Politics
Political Methodology


Nathan is a PhD student in political science studying American politics and political methodology. His research focuses on political behavior, policy feedback and policy processes, state politics, and health policy. A primary focus of his research is understanding how public policies shape people’s political behavior and the consequences these policy effects have for democratic politics. He is also interested in the relationship between health and political behavior. Nathan is currently studying how partisanship and self-interest affect attitudes about the Affordable Care Act, and how state policy decisions differently influence people based on their gender, race, and policy experiences.


The University of Southern California, MA in Political Science and International Relations, 2020
The University of Iowa, BA in Political Science and Ethics and Public Policy, 2018