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Sarah Anzia

Associate Professor of Public Policy & Political Science
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792 Social Sciences Building
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Personal Statement

Sarah Anzia studies American politics with a focus on state and local government, elections, interest groups, political parties, 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 Science, and Studies in American 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.

Academic Subfields
Research Interests
Interest groups
State and local politics
Political parties
Public policy
Political institutions
Women in politics
M.P.P., University of Chicago
Ph.D., Stanford University

Timing and Turnout: How Off-Cycle Elections Favor Organized Groups (The University of Chicago Press, 2014)

Local Interests: Politics, Policy, and Interest Groups in U.S. City Governments (The University of Chicago Press, forthcoming)