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D. Sunshine Hillygus, Professor of Political Science and Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology  

Office Location: 140 Science Drive, 203 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-4341
Duke Box: 90204
Email Address: hillygus@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.duke.edu/~hillygus/

Areas of Expertise

    Education:
    Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003

    Research Description: Professor Hillygus has published widely on the topics of American political behavior, campaigns and elections, survey methods, public opinion, and information technology and politics. She is co-author of The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008) and The Hard Count: The Social and Political Challenges of the 2000 Census (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006). From 2003-2009, she taught at Harvard University, where she was the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government and founding director of the Program on Survey Research.

    Teaching (Fall 2017):

    • Polsci 239s.01, Political communication Synopsis
      Gross hall 104, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    • Polsci 390s-4.01, Spec top in pol behavior & id Synopsis
      Old chem 003, M 01:40 PM-03:00 PM

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Holbein, JB; Hillygus, DS. "Making Young Voters: The Impact of Preregistration on Youth Turnout." American Journal of Political Science 60.2 (April, 2016): 364-382. [repository], [doi]
    2. Si, Y; Reiter, JP; Hillygus, DS. "Semi-parametric Selection Models for Potentially Non-ignorable Attrition in Panel Studies with Refreshment Samples." Political Analysis 23.01 (2015): 92-112. [doi]
    3. Hillygus, DS; Treul, SA. "Assessing strategic voting in the 2008 US presidential primaries: the role of electoral context, institutional rules, and negative votes." Public Choice 161.3-4 (December, 2014): 517-536. [doi]
    4. Aldrich, JH; Bishop, BH; Hatch, RS; Sunshine Hillygus, D; Rohde, DW. "Blame, Responsibility, and the Tea Party in the 2010 Midterm Elections." Political Behavior 36.3 (September, 2014): 471-491. [doi]
    5. Johnston, CD; Hillygus, DS; Bartels, BL. "Ideology, the Affordable Care Act Ruling, and Supreme Court Legitimacy." Public Opinion Quarterly 78.4 (2014): 963-973. [doi]

    Highlight:
    Professor Hillygus has published widely on the topics of American political behavior, campaigns and elections, survey methods, public opinion, and information technology and politics. She is co-author of The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008) and The Hard Count: The Social and Political Challenges of the 2000 Census (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006). From 2003-2009, she taught at Harvard University, where she was the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government and founding director of the Program on Survey Research.

    D. Sunshine Hillygus