Jessala A. Grijalva is a PhD student in Political Science, specializing in American politics, comparative politics, and methodology. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Jessala earned her B.A. in Government and Public Policy and minor in Organizational Behavior from the University of Arizona. Broadly, her research interests encompass immigration, democraziation/autocratization, political behavior, and political psychology. More specifically, Jessala is interested in understanding the relationship between immigration and democracy and in measuring support for democracy (democratic attitudes). 

Methods: Econometrics, Process-Tracing, Scaling and Measurement, Multidimensional Analysis, Survey Methodology