Alessio Albarello is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Rochester. He studies comparative politics, with a focus on electoral behavior, democratic representation, policymaking processes and applied methodology. As part of his fellowship, he will study bias in public media outlets in a number of countries, including the UK, Italy and Canada.
Oliver Sun is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Rochester. He studies political socialization and the social and economic determinants of political behavior. As a Democracy Center Graduate Fellow, he will pursue a project investigating whether and how intergroup contact affects individuals’ political attitudes.