Asya Magazinnik

Asya Magazinnik

Instructor

American political institutions; political methodology; causal inference; local political economy; federalism; political geography; representation; immigration

Biography

Asya Magazinnik is an Instructor of Political Science at MIT, and will begin as Assistant Professor in January, 2020. Asya is receiving her PhD from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. She studies American political institutions, electoral geography, quantitative methods, and causal inference. Her research sits at the intersection of federalism and democratic representation, exploring the strategic interactions between national, state, and local governments and their respective constituencies as they engage in the policy process. Her recent and ongoing projects focus on the politics of local immigration policing; on the impacts of the California Voting Rights Act on minority representation in local government, and on housing and land use; and on developing methodologies to learn more about preferences from conjoint experiments.

Biography

Asya Magazinnik is an Instructor of Political Science at MIT, and will begin as Assistant Professor in January, 2020. Asya is receiving her PhD from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. She studies American political institutions, electoral geography, quantitative methods, and causal inference. Her research sits at the intersection of federalism and democratic representation, exploring the strategic interactions between national, state, and local governments and their respective constituencies as they engage in the policy process. Her recent and ongoing projects focus on the politics of local immigration policing; on the impacts of the California Voting Rights Act on minority representation in local government, and on housing and land use; and on developing methodologies to learn more about preferences from conjoint experiments.