Amanda Heideman, Ph.D.

Amanda Heideman
Amanda Heideman, Ph.D.Marquette University

Wehr Physics Hall, 413

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Assistant Professor

Political Science

Amanda Heideman teaches courses in American politics and research methodology. Heideman’s research examines racial/ethnic, gender, and class disparities in both the political and criminal justice systems. Her work also focuses on public opinion and political attitudes. Heideman makes use of large public opinion surveys, pre-registered survey experiments, and “big” administrative data. She earned her Ph.D and MA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 2020

Courses Taught

POSC 2201 American Politics 

POSC 3953 Undergraduate Seminar: Research Methods 


  • 2022. "Straight to the Revenue Source: Contextual and Individual-Level Determinants of Attitudes Toward Local Taxes," American Politics Research (with Tom Holbrook).
  • 2021. "Reliable Sources? Correcting Misinformation in Polarized Media Environments," American Politics Research  (with Nick Davis, Taraleigh Davis, Patrick Kraft, Jason Neumeyer, and Shin Young Park).
  • 2021. "An Evaluation of a De-Escalation Conflict Management Training in a Behavioral Health Hospital Setting." International Journal of Conflict Management (with Tina Freiburger, Victoria Knoche, and Danielle Romain-Dagenhardt).
  • 2021. "The Effects of Race and Ethnicity on Admission, Graduation, and Recidivism in the Milwaukee County Adult Drug Treatment Court." Social Sciences 10 (7): 261. (with Alyssa M. Sheeran).
  • 2021. "An Examination of the Direct and Interactive Effects of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender on Charge Reduction." Journal of Crime and Justice (with Tina Freiburger and Danielle Romain-Dagenhardt).
  • 2021. "Call and Response? Neighborhood Inequality and Political Voice." Urban Affairs Review (with Paru Shah and Amber Wichowsky).
  • 2020. "Race, Place, and Descriptive Representation: What Shapes Trust Toward Local Government?" Representation 56 (2): 195-213.
  • 2019. "Is It All About the Money? How Campaigns Spur Participation in State Court Elections." Justice System Journal 40 (3): 221-237.

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