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Leann Mclaren is a PhD candidate (ABD) at Duke University where she studies political behaviors and identities, as well as race and ethnic politics. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient (NSF-GRFP) and an American Political Science Association (APSA) Minority Fellowship Program recipient. Leann's dissertation research explores how candidates with "invisible identities" strategize in political campaigns. Her other projects include mapping Black political behavior generally, specifically in the realms of social movements, and political participation. Leann holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and was an APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholar. She's also active with the Merze Tate Society at Duke, and has, in the past, served as co-president of the Women in Political Science (WIPS) working group.