Katherine Levine Einstein

Urban-H Index Associate Director of Housing

PhD, Harvard University
BA, Yale University
PLS 222-223

Katherine Einstein joined the Political Science department in 2012 after receiving her Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests broadly include American public policy, racial and ethnic politics, political geography, and urban politics and policy.

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, 2019), investigates how political inequality shapes housing policy.

Einstein is currently co-principal investigator of the Menino Survey of Mayors and co-authored the IOC’s 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Menino Survey of Mayors with David Glick and Max Palmer.

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