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Mia Costa

Professional Title: 

Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant


Machmer 309


Office Hours: 

Fall 2018: T & TH 11-12:30


B.A., Political Science, SUNY New Paltz


I am a doctoral candidate with a focus in American Politics and political methodology. I study representation, political behavior, experimental and survey methods, and political networks. Specifically, my research is motivated by an interest in understanding (1) what kind of representation citizens want from government and their elected officials, and (2) whether citizens get this representation through political participation and engagement. My work has been published or is forthcoming in Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, and Review of Policy Research.

I currently serve as a UMass Poll Research Fellow and the Editorial Book Review Associate for the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis.

Click here to view my CV and here to go to my website.


  • Political Science