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Victoria Shineman

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Victoria Shineman is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her BA from Reed College, her Ph.D. from New York University, and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. Her primary research interests intersect political behavior, electoral institutions, and experimental methods. Her current research focuses on electoral policies which affect the costs and incentives to participate, ranging from systems that encourage voting (like compulsory voting) to those that discourage or disenfranchise (like felon disenfranchisement and other forms of voter suppression). Shineman studies the primary effect of these systems on voter turnout, as well as the second-order (downstream) effects of electoral systems on mass behavior - including political information, trust, efficacy, and polarization. Shineman is a BITSS Catalyst with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, and a member of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP). She teaches courses in public opinion, voting behavior, and experimental research, and supervises research among undergraduate and Ph.D. students. She also teaches units on research ethics, transparency, and reproducibility.

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