Thomas Craemer

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Thomas CraemerThomas Craemer
Associate Professor
Phone: 860-570-9344
E-mail: thomas.craemer@uconn.edu


M.A., Stony Brook University, 2002
M.A., University of Tuebingen, Germany, Political Science, Computer Science, 1997
Doctorate, University of Tuebingen, Germany, Political Science, 2001
Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2005

Teaching & Research Interests

Race relations
Public opinion
Political self-interest
Evolutionary modeling methodology

Dr. Thomas Craemer
Curriculum Vitae

Thomas Craemer is an Associate Professor in the online Graduate Program in Survey Research. He discovered survey research when he began investigating the psychology of race. By following his curiosity about that racist era of Germany, he discovered that survey research was a crucial tool for researchers in the United States to investigate the social and political psychology of race. His work has included using reaction time measures to tap people’s implicit racial attitudes and published a number of papers based on that research.

Craemer also addressed the issue of racial divides in his research paper “Implicit Closeness to Blacks, Support for Affirmative Action, Slavery Reparations, and Vote Intentions for Barack Obama in the 2008 Elections,” which received the International Society of Political Psychology’s Roberta Sigel Award in 2010.

Craemer engages with students outside of the classroom. Every year since 2007, he has accompanied Department of Public Policy graduate students to do volunteer work in Hurricane Katrina relief and recovery efforts in the Upper and Lower 9th Wards of New Orleans. In 2012 and 2013 Craemer also took groups of students to Haiti to volunteer for earthquake reconstruction.