2020~ Ph.D. Candidate
Political Science, University of Oregon, expected completion December 2020
Emphases: Culture & Identity Politics / Religion & Politics / American Politics
Dissertation: “Faith and Change in Communities of Peril”
Chair: Joseph Lowndes
2015 Master of Science
Political Science, University of Oregon, December 2015
Emphases: American Politics / Political Theory (Feminist & Social Contract Theories)
2011 Master of Arts
Political Science, San Diego State University, cum laude, August 2011
Emphases: Comparative Political Science / Religion & Politics
Thesis: “Continuum of Secular State Policies: Senegal, Tunisia, and Algeria”
Chair: Ahmet Kuru
2008 Bachelor of Arts
Political Science, California State University-Bakersfield, magna cum laude, June 2008
Minor: Religious Studies
American Politics; Political Theory; Environmental Political Theory; Culture & Identity Politics; Religion & Politics; Feminist & Queer Theories; Local & Community Politics
Musselman, Malori. “Resistance and Response to Environmental Disaster: The Handmaid’s Tale and the Power of Storytelling.” Just Futures: Speculative Arts and Social Change Symposium. November 22, 2019. Oregon State University. Corvallis, OR.
Musselman, Malori. “Religion, Resistance, and Response to Environmental Disaster in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.” American Political Science Association. August 31, 2019. Washington, D.C.
Musselman, Malori and Nicole A. Francisco. “Art of Living Art: Materials of Transformation.” Western Political Science Association. April 14, 2017. Vancouver, BC. Canada.
Herrera, Andrea, Diego Contreras-Medrano, Dan Fielding, Nicole Francisco, Malori Musselman, Larissa Petrucci. “Shifting Discourses of Risk: Official University Communications Regarding Sexual Violence.” Pacific Sociological Association. April 9, 2017. Portland, OR.
Yamin, Priscilla, Erin E. Beck, Angelita Chavez, and Malori A. Musselman. “Breaking Disciplinary Silences on Race, Gender, and Sexuality.” Roundtable Conversation Hosted by Lisa Beard and the University of Oregon Department of Political Science. May 19, 2016. Eugene, OR.
Musselman, Malori A. “Planting Diverse Seeds: Faith-Based Environmentalism.” Western Political Science Association. March 26, 2016. San Diego, CA.
Musselman, Malori A. and Jen Seelig, University of Utah (Co-Hosts). “Interpretive Methods and Methodologies: The Methods Café.” Co-Sponsored by Qualitative Methods with Discussants Dvora Yanow, Wagenigen University and Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, University of Utah. American Political science Association. September 3, 2015. San Francisco, CA.
Musselman, Malori A. “Prayer as Protest: Evangelical-based Environmentalism.” 2014 University of Oregon Graduate Student Research Forum. March 7, 2014. Eugene, OR.
Tichenor, Daniel J., Alison Gash, Angelita Chavez, and Malori A. Musselman. “Children of Reform: The Transformation of Immigration and Gay Politics.” Western Political Science Association. April 17, 2014. Seattle, WA.
Musselman, Malori A. “Regulation of a Politicized Canvas: Taking the Body from the State.” Midwestern Political Science Association. April 6, 2014. Chicago, IL.
Professional Service experience
2018-19 Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation / Eugene, OR / Vice President for Political Education
This position involves informing the general membership of all political issues that may affect the union, communicating and lobbying of elected representatives of local, state, and federal offices, providing membership information on potential political endorsements, and chairing a committee on solidarity and political education.
2016-17 Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation / Eugene, OR / TRUST Caucus (Teachers and Researchers Uplifting Survivors Together) Member
This position involved helping coordinate events surrounding sexual assault awareness and prevention, supporting local programs dedicated to prevention of sexual assault, and involvement in university processes around sexual assault prevention and response.
2015-16 Political Science Academic Advising / Eugene, OR / Advisor
This position involved discussing political science programs, classes, and interests with first-year students and building academic schedules adherent to university requirements.
2014-17 Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation / Eugene, OR / Women’s Caucus Chair (Elected)
This position involved coordinating union events, supporting local programs for women, attending trainings regarding women workers, and giving voice to concerns regarding equity & inclusion of women in the union.
2017 Western Political Science Association Women’s Caucus / Vancouver, BC, CA / WPSA Caucus Attendee
This position involved discussing relevant matters to women in political science field, proposing responses to sexual harassment at association conferences, and engaging with caucus feminist theory blog.
2013-15 Women in Political Science / Eugene, OR / Organizer (Elected)
This position involved organizing and planning meetings to discuss specific issues impacting women in political science department and field.
2013-15 Political Science Graduate Council / Eugene, OR / Graduate Council Member (Elected)
This position was as a liaison between the department administration, faculty, and graduate student colleagues.
2010-11 Graduate Student Association of Political Science / San Diego, CA / President (Elected)
This position involved acting as a liaison between the department administration, faculty, and graduate student colleagues as well as planning colloquia and networking events between graduate students, faculty, and community
2014-19 Social Sciences Feminist Network Research Interest Group/ The Feminist Agenda
This research group focused on campus-based feminist projects, focused specifically on discourse analysis of University of Oregon campus sexual assault communications and response
2013 Dr. Erin Beck: Research on Evangelical Organizations in Latin America
Awards, Fellowships, and Honors
2012-18 Graduate Teaching Fellowship University of Oregon
2016 William C. Mitchell Research Scholarship University of Oregon
2015 William C. Mitchell Research Scholarship University of Oregon
2015 James Klonoski Teaching Assistant Award University of Oregon
2015 Regina V. Polk Labor Leadership Award Regina V. Polk Scholarship
2009-11 Terhune Scholarship San Diego State University
2008 Outstanding Graduate in Political Science CSU, Bakersfield