B. Kal Munis
Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics
University of Virginia
S 183 Gibson Hall
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903
I was born in Missoula, MT and grew up outside of Philipsburg, MT (population ~900) in the shadow of the Pintlar mountains, where the paternal line of my family homesteaded and have lived continually since the late 19th century--see the banner at the top of this page. My family’s story is a purely Montanan one; we’ve worked (ranching, mining, and logging) and played on Montana’s incredible landscapes.
I graduated from Granite (County) High School in 2008 and then, as a first generation college student, attended and graduated from the University of Montana, where I earned a bachelor's degree in political science (during this period, I also completed one year of study in political science at Montana State University). Growing increasingly interested in empirical research, I returned to the University of Montana to pursue a master's degree in political science and graduated in 2015. Since the fall of 2015, I have been engaged in the study of American politics (focusing on political psychology, political communication and elections--see my Research page for more) and social science research methodology at the University of Virginia.
As one may venture to guess--considering the landscapes and culture that shaped my childhood and young adult life--apart from the study of political behavior, I count a wide variety of outdoor recreation among my hobbies and passions.
Image: Me overlooking my family's home-place outside of Philipsburg, MT.