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Areas of Expertise
PhD, Politics and Social Policy, Princeton University, 2011
MA, Politics, Princeton University, 2008
BA, Political Science, University of Tulsa, 2006
Research Categories: American Government and Politics; Economic and Social Class Inequality; Legislative Politics; Representation and Political Accountability
Teaching (Fall 2014):
Recent Publications (More Publications)
Nick Carnes joined the faculty at the Sanford School in July 2011. He is a political scientist whose research focuses on American politics, economic and social class inequality, political representation, legislative decision making, and urban politics.
Carnes is currently working on a book that examines how the shortage of people from working-class backgrounds in American legislatures skews the policymaking process towards outcomes that are more in line with the upper class's economic interests. He is also beginning a large-scale investigation of the factors that discourage working-class citizens from holding political office and the programs that could help to address longstanding inequalities in the class composition of American policymaking institutions.
Current Ph.D. Students