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D. Sunshine Hillygus, Professor

D. Sunshine Hillygus
Contact Info:
Office Location:  203 Gross Hall
Office Phone:  (919) 660-4341
Email Address:  
Web Page:   http://sites.duke.edu/hillygus/

Teaching (Fall 2015):

    Gross Hall 105, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

PhD, Stanford University, 2003
MA, University of Arkansas, 1998
BA, University of Arkansas, 1996

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. Frankel, Laura and D.S. Hillygus, Niche Communication in Political Campaigns, in Oxford Handbook on Political Communication, edited by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Kate Kenski (2014), Oxford University Press .
  2. Hillygus, D.S., N. Jackson, and M. Young, “Professional Respondents in Online Survey Panels,” Online Panel Research - A Data Quality Perspective., in Online Panel Research - A Data Quality Perspective, edited by M.Callegaro, R. Baker, P. Lavrakas, J. Krosnick, J. Bethlehem, and A. Gritz (2014), Wiley .
  3. Aldrich, J., B. Bishop, R. Hatch, D.S. Hillygus, and D. Rohde, Blame, Responsibility, and the Tea Party in the 2010 Midterm Elections, Political Behavior (2013) .
  4. Deng, Y., D.S. Hillygus, J. Reiter, and Y. Si., Handling Attrition in Longitudinal Studies: The Case for Refreshment Samples, Statistical Science, vol. 28 no. 2 (2013), pp. 238-256 .
  5. Frankel, Laura and D. Sunshine Hillygus, Panel Attrition and the Survey Experience, Political Analysis (2013) .

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