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"Southern Slavery and Its Political Legacy: How America's Peculiar Institution Continues to Affect American Politics Today"
Co-sponsored by the Program in Quantitative Social Science
Matthew Blackwell, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University
Matthew Blackwell is an Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. He studies political methodology, with a focus on dynamic causal inference, missing data, panel data, and social network analysis. His substantive interests include American politics, negative advertising, and historical political economy. (source: http://www.gov.harvard.edu/people/faculty/matthew-blackwell)
Maya Sen, Assistant Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Maya Sen is a political scientist and an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School. Sen writes on issues involving the political economy of U.S. race relations, law and politics, and statistical methods. Her research has been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, MSNBC, and other outlets, and has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Judicature, the Du Bois Review, and the Journal of Legal Studies. Her current book-length project, co-authored with Matthew Blackwell (Harvard) and Avidit Acharya (Stanford), explores the lasting impact of U.S. slavery on contemporary politics. Sen graduated with her Ph.D. from the Department of Government, Harvard University. She also holds an A.M. in Statistics and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. (source: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/about/faculty-staff-directory/maya-sen)
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Last Updated: 5/28/15