Camille Burge-Hicks is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Villanova University where she also serves as Department Chair. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bethune-Cookman University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. Her research and teaching areas of expertise lie within Political Psychology and Racial and Ethnic Politics, revolving around three key themes: (1) race relations; (2) emotions; and (3) intersectionality with emphases on race and gender, sexuality, and colorism. Her research has been published in The Journal of Politics; Political Research; Quarterly; Research & Politics; and Politics, Groups, and Identities, and featured in edited volumes, PsyPost, Politico, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The New York Times. Her book, Fired Up or Ready to Go: Pride, Shame, and Anger in Black Politics, is under contract with Cambridge University Press. She is also an award-winning teacher, receiving the Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018 and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2021.
Camille has given over fifty public lectures on race relations and racialized politics in America, appeared on two segments of CNBC, and can be heard numerous times on National Public Radio. In 2019, Camille was appointed to the 2020 Pre-Election Polling Task Force for the American Association of Public Opinion Research where she worked alongside other academics, statisticians, and survey leaders to analyze local, state, and national elections data. She is a member of the ABC News Election Night Decision Desk Team where she uses rigorous statistical analyses to project election outcomes. Camille devotes a significant amount of academic service to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She uses her background in survey research and methods to ensure that corporate and campus climate metrics are inclusive and equitable.