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Next Up for PSAC: Delphia Shanks-Booth, Cornell, Sept 29

Mon, 09/25/2017

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at Cornell University. My research focuses on the intersection of organizational behavior, public policy, and politics. My dissertation, titled “Taking It for Granted: How Philanthropy Structures Voice and Activity” uses the case of criminal justice to examine how organizations that face constraints on their political activity seek to exercise political influence anyway, both directly through lobbying and indirectly through other means.
I am also a Graduate Fellow at the Roper Center for Public Opinion, where I get to work with a great team of people to figure out how to make previously inaccessible polling data available to the world.
Prior to graduate school, I worked at a community action agency in Missouri, taught in Baton Rouge through Teach For America, and directed a community youth center through GrinnellCorps. I hold a MS in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University and a BA in Sociology from Grinnell College, Iowa.

You can find a copy of my CV here.