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Lisa Argyle

Assistant Professor
Political Science, Political Science

852 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602


Professor Argyle has been at BYU since 2018. She received her BA at BYU in 2008, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016. She studies interpersonal political persuasion and how people talk about politics in their everyday lives. She is also interested in Computational Social Sciences, and enjoys working on interdisciplinary projects to apply advanced computational tools to political science questions.

Research Interests

Political Psychology; Persuasion; Political Discussion; Participation; Public Opinion; Computational Social Science; Large Language Models, Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Teaching Interests

323: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in American Politics
317: Public Opinion and Political Participation
210: Principles of American Government


  • Ph.D., , University of California, Santa Barbara (2016)
  • M.A., , University of California, Santa Barbara (2011)
  • B.A., , Brigham Young University (2008)

Licenses and Certifications

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Certificate in College and University Teaching (2016 - 2016)

Courses Taught