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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

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

Teaching (Spring 2019):

  • POLSCI 390S-4.01, SPEC TOP IN POL BEHAVIOR & ID Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, M 03:05 PM-05:05 PM
    Gross Hall 111, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Teaching (Fall 2019):

    Bio Sci 063, M 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
  • POLSCI 390S-4.01, SPEC TOP IN POL BEHAVIOR & ID Synopsis
    Gross Hall 104, M 04:40 PM-07:10 PM

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003
M.A., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1998

American Politics
Political Institutions
Behavior & Identities
Political Communication
Research Interests:

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.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Holbein, JB; Hillygus, DS, Making Young Voters: The Impact of Preregistration on Youth Turnout, American Journal of Political Science, vol. 60 no. 2 (March, 2016), pp. 364-382, WILEY [repository], [doi]  [abs].
  2. Si, Y; Reiter, JP; Hillygus, DS, Semi-parametric Selection Models for Potentially Non-ignorable Attrition in Panel Studies with Refreshment Samples, Political Analysis, vol. 23 no. 01 (2015), pp. 92-112, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Aldrich, JH; Bishop, BH; Hatch, RS; Sunshine Hillygus, D; Rohde, DW, Blame, Responsibility, and the Tea Party in the 2010 Midterm Elections, Political Behavior, vol. 36 no. 3 (September, 2014), pp. 471-491, Springer Nature [doi] .
  4. Frankel, LL; Hillygus, DS, Looking beyond demographics: Panel attrition in the ANES and GSS, Political Analysis, vol. 22 no. 3 (January, 2014), pp. 336-353, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs].
  5. 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, vol. 161 no. 3-4 (January, 2014), pp. 517-536, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs].

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