Andre Audette is a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on political behavior, public opinion, and identity politics. In his dissertation, he uses survey data and field research to examine how religion mobilizes or demobilizes U.S. Latinos to participate in politics. He has also conducted research on political inequality and the social effects of state welfare policies.
At Notre Dame, Andre has been a teaching assistant for a voting and elections class and three semesters of Introduction to American Politics, leading several discussion sections. Additionally, he taught a research methods course for undergraduates and graduate students at Indiana University-South Bend in the spring of 2014. Andre has been active with the Kaneb Center throughout his time at Notre Dame, and enjoys learning about and discussing teaching methods and “best practices.”