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American Politics & Public Policy Workshop: Jessica Trounstine (UC Merced), “In it Together: The Segregation of Public Goods”
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 4:00pm through 5:15pm
“In it Together: The Segregation of Public Goods”
Jessica Trounstine, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Merced
Description: This talk will focus on the political contributors and consequences of changing patterns of segregation in the United States.
Speaker Bio: Jessica Trounstine is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced. She studies sub-national politics in the United States with a concentration on cities. Her work analyzes the process and quality of representation. She is particularly interested in understanding how political institutions enhance or limit the ability of residents to achieve responsive government. Trounstine takes a mixed method approach to her scholarship including using historical analysis, qualitative data, and quantitative methods. Trounstine’s publications include Political Monopolies in American Cities: The Rise and Fall of Bosses and Reformers (University of Chicago Press) and numerous articles. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998 and a Ph.D. in Political Science in 2004, from the University of California, San Diego. She was an Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Policy at Princeton University from 2005-2009.