Nicholas W. Carnes, Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Associate Professor of Political Science

Nicholas W. Carnes
Contact Info:
Office Location:  227 Sanford Building
Office Phone:  (919) 613-7330
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Ph.D., Princeton University, 2011
M.A., Princeton University, 2008
BA, Political Science, University of Tulsa, 2006
A.B., The University of Tulsa, 2006

Political Science/Government
Research Interests: American Government and Politics; Economic and Social Class Inequality; Legislative Politics; Representation and Political Accountability

Areas of Interest:

Why are there so few working-class people in political office in the United States?
How does the shortage of working-class policy makers affect political and social outcomes?

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Nicholas Carnes,, Does the Numerical Underrepresentation of the Working Class in Congress Matter?, Legislative Studies Quarterly, vol. 37 no. 1 (January, 2012), pp. 5-34, WILEY [pdf], [doi]  [abs].