Kiku Huckle

Kiku Huckle

Assistant Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science


Faculty Bio

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.

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

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.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

INT 299: Tps: Prctcl Apprchs Plcy Mkng
POL 111: Amrcn Gvrnmnt & Poltcl Instn
POL 220: Political Parties/Interest Gro
POL 222: Issues in Public Policy
POL 224: Public Opinion & Polling Mthd
POL 240: Applied Research Methods
POL 296: Tpc: Race & Amer Pol Dvlpmnt
POL 393: Internship in Government
POL 395: Ind Study in Political Studies