Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Huckle received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington, and has M.A.s in Political Science from Villanova University and the University of Washington, and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from George Fox Evangelical Seminary.
Dr. Huckle specializes in the fields of Race and Ethnic Politics, Latino Politics, and Religion and Politics. Her research addresses how culture, values, and identity intersect and ultimately affect political beliefs and patterns of engagement. Her book project examines how well the American Catholic Church fulfills its self-ascribed role as a service and socializing institution for Latino and Latino-immigrant populations, offers potential explanations for her findings, as well as suggestions for improvement. Other projects examine how community level factors – such as living in proximity to schools and churches – affect the process of immigrant political incorporation and citizen political engagement, and she is also working on a contemporary assessment of Catholic political engagement.