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Andrew Flores Assistant Professor Department of Government

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(202) 885-6468
SPA - Government
Kerwin Hall - 217
Tuesdays: 4pm-6pm.
PhD, UC Riverside, 2015
MA, UC Riverside, 2012
BA, CSU San Bernardino, 2008

Andrew R. Flores is an Assistant Professor of Government at the School of Public Affairs and a Visiting Scholar at the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. His research focuses on attitude formation, attitude change, and public policies affecting LGBTQ populations. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in Science Advances, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Journal of Public Health, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Psychology, and other peer reviewed journals. Dr. Flores is currently a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Consensus Committee on the Well-being of Sexual and Gender Diverse Populations in the US. Dr. Flores has interest in LGBTQ politics and policy, race, ethnicity and politics, public opinion and political behavior, political representation, data visualization, data science, and political methodology.
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Spring 2020

  • GOVT-310 Intro to Political Research

  • GOVT-653 Intro to Quant Meth in Pol Sci

Fall 2020

  • GOVT-401 LGBTQ Politics and Policy

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Flores, Andrew R., Lynn Langton, Ilan H. Meyer, and Adam P. Romero. In Press. "Victimization Rates and Traits of Sexual and Gender Minorities in the United States: Results from the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2017." Science Advances.

Haider-Markel, Donald P., Patrick Gauding, Andrew R. Flores, Daniel C. Lewis, Barry Tadlock, and Jami K. Taylor. 2020. "LGBTQ State Legislative Candidates in an Era of Backlash." PS: Political Science & Politics 53(3): 453-459.

Miller, Patrick R., Andrew R. Flores, Donald P. Haider-Markel, Daniel C. Lewis, Barry L. Tadlock, and Jami K. Taylor. 2020. "The Politics of being 'Cait': Caitlyn Jenner, Transphobia, and Parasocial Contact Effects on Transgender-Related Political Attitudes." American Politics Research 48(5): 622-634.

Flores, Andrew R., Donald P. Haider-Markel, Daniel C. Lewis, Patrick R. Miller, Barry L. Tadlock, and Jami K. Taylor. 2020. "Public Attitudes about Transgender Participation in Sports: The Roles of Gender, Gender Identity, and Sports Fandom." Sex Roles 83(5): 382-398.

Lewis, Daniel C., Barry L. Tadlock, Andrew R. Flores, Donald P. Haider-Markel, Patrick R. Miller, and Jami K. Taylor. 2019. “Public Attitudes on Transgender Military Service: The Role of Gender.Armed Forces and Society, doi: 10.1177/0095327X19861737

Haider-Markel, Donald, Jami Taylor, Andrew Flores, Daniel Lewis, Patrick Miller, Barry Tadlock. 2019. “Morality Politics and New Research on Transgender Politics and Public Policy.The Forum 17(1): 159–181.

Flores, Andrew R. 2019. “Persuasion and Ballot Initiatives: How Persuasive Were the Televised Campaign-Ads on Same-Sex Marriage?Politics, Groups, and Identities 7(1): 177-193.

Hasenbush, Amira, Andrew R. Flores, and Jody L. Herman. 2019. “Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Laws in Public Accommodations: A Review of Evidence Regarding Safety and Privacy in Public Restrooms, Locker Rooms and Changing Rooms.Sexuality Research & Social Policy 16(1): 70-83.

Flores, Andrew R., Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, and Gary J. Gates. 2018. “Identifying Psychological Responses of Stigmatized Groups to Referendums.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115(15): 3816-3821.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies Fellow, American University, 2019-Present.

Quigley Fellow, Mills College, 2018-2019.

Public Opinion and Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, 2015-2016.

Work In Progress

Flores, Andrew R. and Tenaya Storm. "Voting while Trans: Problem and Intimidation at the Voting Booth."

Flores, Andrew R. "Caught in the Cross-Pressures: Spillover Effects of Initiatives on Turnout."

Flores, Andrew R. and Maisy Morrison. "Family Matters: The Political Attitudes of Children of Same-Sex Couples."

Flores, Andrew R., Charles Gossett, and Myeisha Williams. "Descriptive Representation and Debating Minority Rights: The Case of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Elected Officials."

Professional Services

Member. Consensus Committee on Understanding Sexual and Gender Diversity of the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering. 2019-2020.

Member. Status Committee of LGBT Political Scientists in the Profession of the American Political Science Association. 2017-2020.

Section Chair. Western Political Science Association Politics and Sexuality section. 2019-2020.