Camille Burge is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. Before arriving at Villanova in the Fall of 2014, she received her MA and PhD from Vanderbilt University. From 2010 to 2013, Camille was a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.Her research interests lie at the intersection of political psychology and racial and ethnic politics. Specifically, she is interested in studying how we experience emotions as members of groups and how these experiences shape our political opinions and behavior. She is in the process of finishing her first book manuscript, Fired Up, Ready to Go: Pride, Shame, and Anger in African-American Politics, where she uses mixed methods to explore the political implications of African-Americans’emotional experiences. During her first two years at Villanova Camille was deeply involved in CPJE activities and is ecstatic about working more closely with individuals affiliated with the center especially on issues related to race, emotions, and gun control, and the relationships between global hip-hop and social justice.