Ariel White

Ariel White

Assistant Professor of Political Science

American politics; political behavior; voting; race/ethnicity.

Biography

Ariel White is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT. She studies voting and voting rights, race, the criminal legal system, and bureaucratic behavior. Her work uses large datasets (and sometimes experiments) to measure individual-level experiences, and to shed light on people's everyday interactions with government. She received her PhD in Government from Harvard University, where she was a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy (at Harvard's Kennedy School) and a Radcliffe fellow. Her research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Science, Political Behavior, and other journals.

Research

Ariel White's research page

Recent Publications

White, Ariel. 2016. “When Threat Mobilizes: Immigration Enforcement and Latino Voter Turnout”. Political Behavior 38 (2):355-382.
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(Replication Data)

Gay, Claudine, Jennifer Hochschild, and Ariel White. 2016. “Americans’ Belief in Linked Fate: Does the Measure Capture the Concept?”.  Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 1 (1) : 117-144.
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Faller, Julie, Noah Nathan, and Ariel White. 2015. “What Do I Need to Vote? Bureaucratic Discretion and Discrimination by Local Election Officials
Media: Washington Post's Monkey Cage, NPR's The Takeaway, and The Atlantic's Citylab 
Also: cited in expert testimony
Replication Data

News

When the media is in on the experiment

With a readership that runs into the millions, few would argue that the New York Times doesn’t influence public debate on a host of issues. But what about a news outlet with a circulation of only about 50,000?

Electing to vote or not

Sarah C. Baldwin

Ariel White: Understanding how government, policies, and people affect voting behavior

Biography

Ariel White is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT. She studies voting and voting rights, race, the criminal legal system, and bureaucratic behavior. Her work uses large datasets (and sometimes experiments) to measure individual-level experiences, and to shed light on people's everyday interactions with government. She received her PhD in Government from Harvard University, where she was a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy (at Harvard's Kennedy School) and a Radcliffe fellow. Her research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Science, Political Behavior, and other journals.

Research

Ariel White's research page

Recent Publications

White, Ariel. 2016. “When Threat Mobilizes: Immigration Enforcement and Latino Voter Turnout”. Political Behavior 38 (2):355-382.
Publisher's Version
pdf version
(Replication Data)

Gay, Claudine, Jennifer Hochschild, and Ariel White. 2016. “Americans’ Belief in Linked Fate: Does the Measure Capture the Concept?”.  Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 1 (1) : 117-144.
Publisher's Version
(Replication Data)

Faller, Julie, Noah Nathan, and Ariel White. 2015. “What Do I Need to Vote? Bureaucratic Discretion and Discrimination by Local Election Officials
Media: Washington Post's Monkey Cage, NPR's The Takeaway, and The Atlantic's Citylab 
Also: cited in expert testimony
Replication Data

News

When the media is in on the experiment

With a readership that runs into the millions, few would argue that the New York Times doesn’t influence public debate on a host of issues. But what about a news outlet with a circulation of only about 50,000?

Electing to vote or not

Sarah C. Baldwin

Ariel White: Understanding how government, policies, and people affect voting behavior