Sarah Anzia

Sarah Anzia

Title
Michelle J. Schwartz Associate Professor of Public Policy
Department
Dept of Political Science
Goldman School of Public Policy
Phone
(510) 642-5431
Research Expertise and Interest
American politics, public policy, interest groups, state politics, local politics, election timing, voter turnout, public pensions, public sector unions, collective bargaining
Research Description

Sarah Anzia is a political scientist who studies American politics with a focus on state and local government, elections, interest groups, and public policy. Her book, Timing and Turnout: How Off-Cycle Elections Favor Organized Groups, examines how the timing of elections can be manipulated to affect both voter turnout and the composition of the electorate, which, in turn, affects election outcomes and public policy. She also studies the role of government employees and public sector unions in elections and policymaking in the U.S. In addition, she has written about the politics of public pensions, women in politics, the historical development of electoral institutions, and the power of political party leaders in state legislatures. Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Quarterly Journal of Political ScienceLegislative Studies Quarterly, and American Studies in Political Development. She has a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and an M.P.P. from the Harris School at the University of Chicago.

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