Kristin Van Dorn

PhD Student, University of Minnesota
Adam Smith Fellow

Kristin Van Dorn is a PhD student in organizational leadership, policy & development at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include the ways individuals acquire the skills to engage effectively in civic life, namely, how they gain civic knowledge, develop a regular routine of civic action, and pursue a sincere commitment to civil discourse with others, even when others hold different or challenging beliefs to their own. Kristin earned an MLS from the University of Minnesota and a BFA in painting & 2D studies from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She was a Mercatus Center Don Lavoie Fellow during the spring 2021 semester.