Michael W. Sances


I am a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. In June 2014, I defended my dissertation in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

I study American politics, with a focus on democratic representation, local politics, and research methods. My research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Election Law Journal, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and has been featured in news media outlets including the Boston Globe and the Monkey Cage blog.