Melissa Sands

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Political Science, 2017, Harvard University
  • M.P.A, Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis, 2010, Columbia University
  • B.A., Sociology, 2005, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Interests: 
  • Political behavior
  • Inequality
  • Causal inference
  • Field experiments
  • Spatial/geographic analysis
 
Sands studies the consequences of context on political and civic behavior. Her research shows that who and what we encounter as we go about our everyday lives affects the policies we support and how we interact with government. Specializing in causal inference, field experiments, and spatial/geographic analysis, she develops new methodological approaches to the study of social and physical context. 

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