Kal Munis

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kal Munis (Ph.D., Politics, University of Virginia, ’20) joined the SNF Agora Institute in July of 2020 as a postdoctoral fellow. At SNF Agora, Munis will contribute to research conducted in the P3 Lab on civic participation and how constituency-based organizations build power and strategic capacity.

Munis’s personal research agenda focuses primarily on understanding the political psychological foundations of geographic polarization (including the urban-rural divide). A leading scholar on this topic, his expertise was sought out by the Biden for America campaign in 2020. In related work, Munis studies how nationalization of the communicative environment contributes to partisan polarization.

Munis’s peer-reviewed research has been published in Political Behavior, Political Geography, Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism, and media coverage of these works have appeared in The Atlantic, Slate Magazine, and New York Magazine, among others. Munis has also contributed analysis and commentary to The Washington Post, The Hill, The Brookings Institute, The Niskanen Center, and other outlets.

You can follow him on Twitter or visit his personal website.