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Victoria Shineman

Victoria Shineman

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
Victoria Shineman is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her PhD from New York University, and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University.

Her primary research interests intersect political behavior, electoral institutions, and experimental methods. Her current research focuses on electoral policies which affect the costs and incentives to participate, ranging from systems that encourage voting (like compulsory voting) to those that discourage or disenfranchise (like felon disenfranchisement and other forms of voter suppression). Shineman studies the primary effect of these systems on voter turnout, as well as the second-order (downstream) effects of electoral systems on mass behavior, including political information, trust, efficacy, and polarization.

Shineman is a BITSS Catalyst with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, and a member of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP). She teaches courses in public opinion, voting behavior, and experimental research, and supervises research among undergraduate and PhD students. She also teaches units on research ethics, transparency, and reproducibility.

Florida makes the restoration of voting rights contingent on criminal debt payments

Jul 03, 2019 21:08 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a measure approved by state lawmakers that makes the restoration of voting rights for people convicted of felonies contingent on having paid off all criminal debt associated with their...

Why Florida's new voting rights amendment may not be as sweeping as it looks

May 02, 2019 17:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Florida used to have the nations strictest disenfranchisement law for people convicted of crimes classified as felonies. In most states, voting rights are automatically restored after a person is released from prison,...

Florida's Amendment 4: Restoring voting rights to people with felonies might also reduce crime

Oct 28, 2018 11:58 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

On Nov. 6, voters in Florida will consider a ballot measure that would restore the right to vote to 1 million citizens who are currently not able to vote because they have felony convictions. My research finds that when...

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