Faculty Research Speaker Series

Ariel White

Assistant Professor of Political Science, MIT

Misdemeanor Disenfranchisement? The Demobilizing Effects of Brief Jail Spells on Potential Voters

Sep. 22, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Ariel White┬áis an Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT. She studies voting and voting rights, race, ethnicity, immigration policy, and the criminal justice system. Her work uses large datasets to measure individual-level experiences, and to shed light on people’s everyday interactions with government. She received her PhD in Government from Harvard University, where she was a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy (at Harvard’s Kennedy School) and a Radcliffe fellow. Her research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, and is forthcoming in Political Behavior and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.