Daniel Naftel is a PhD student specializing in Political Methodology and American Politics. He is primarily interested in the role of race and segregation in local political outcomes, and in the relationships between nationalism, foreign policy, and ethno-racial discrimination. Before coming to OSU, Daniel received a B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and worked in environmental organizations. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In his spare time, Daniel is an avid trail runner and skier.