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Tatishe Nteta

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Associate Professor, Political Science
Family Research Scholar, 2014-15




Tatishe Nteta focuses his research on the contradictory theories that fathers’ political viewpoints are correlated with the gender of their children. One set of scholars has found that daughters lead fathers to support more conservative positions and to identify with the Republican Party. Others have found that men with daughters exhibit more liberal attitudes on a range of issues; indicating support for the Democratic Party.

As a Family Research Scholar, Nteta developed a grant proposal titled, “The Political Effects of Children: Public Opinion, Political Behavior, and the Transformative Impact of Fatherhood.” Using a multi-method approach, this project sought to provide a more definitive analysis of the impact that fathering a daughter has on the political attitudes and behaviors of men in the United States.