Assistant Professor of Political Science
Matthew Cawvey earned his B.S. degree with a double major in journalism and political science at Olivet Nazarene University, a Christian school in Illinois. Soon afterward, he entered the political science Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois, studying public opinion in the United States and around the world. Before teaching political science classes at Erskine, he taught for a year at Oklahoma State University and worked as a public opinion researcher at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
“Introverted and Closed-Minded: The Psychological Roots of Support for Autocracy in Latin America.” Journal of Politics in Latin America. Forthcoming. With Paula Armendáriz Miranda.
“Who Sees Corruption? The Bases of Mass Perceptions of Political Corruption in Latin America.” Journal of Politics in Latin America. 2019. With Damarys Canache, Matthew Hayes, and Jeffery J. Mondak.
“The Impact of Personality on Response Patterns on Public Opinion Surveys: The Big Five, Extreme Response Style, and Acquiescence Response Style.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 2019. With Matthew V. Hibbing, Raman Deol, Andrew J. Bloeser, and Jeffery J. Mondak.
“Personality and Victimization in the Americas.” International Review of Victimology. 2018. With Matthew Hayes, Damarys Canache, and Jeffery J. Mondak.
“Biological and Psychological Influences on Interpersonal and Political Trust.” In Eric Uslaner, ed., Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2018. With Matthew Hayes, Damarys Canache, and Jeffery J. Mondak.
“Personality and Political Behavior.” Politics: Oxford Research Encyclopedias. 2017. With Matthew Hayes, Damarys Canache, and Jeffery J. Mondak.
“Governance Obstacles to Geothermal Energy Development in Indonesia.” 2015. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 34: 27–56. With Matthew S. Winters.