Katherine Levine Einstein

Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Title Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Office PLS 222-223
  • Phone 617-358-6315
  • Education B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Harvard University
    Areas of Specialization: American politics, public policy, racial and ethnic politics, urban politics and policy

Katherine Levine Einstein joined Boston University in 2012 after receiving her Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests broadly include urban politics and policy, racial and ethnic politics, and American public policy. She is the Assistant Director of Research at Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research. She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Political Science and Urban Affairs Review, and is a faculty affiliate of Boston University’s Initiative on CitiesHariri Institute for Computing and Computation Science & Engineering, and Program in African American & Black Diaspora Studies.

Her first book Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in Democratic Politics (with Jennifer Hochschild, University of Oklahoma Press, 2015) explores the harmful effects of misinformation on democratic politics. Her second book Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis (with David Glick and Maxwell Palmer, Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming) investigates the politics of housing. She is currently co-principal investigator of the Menino Survey of Mayors, a multi-year survey of U.S. mayors exploring a wide spectrum of political and policy issues. Her work has been published in a variety of outlets, including the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, Political Science Quarterly, and Urban Affairs Review. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation.

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