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Mia Costa

Professional Title: 

Graduate Student
Teaching Associate


Thompson 626


Office Hours: 

Tues 10-12:30 & by appt


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 substantive research is motivated by an interest in understanding (1) which Americans are best represented, (2) what kinds of representation Americans want from government, and (3) whether citizen participation improves representation. My work has been published or is forthcoming in Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, Journal of Experimental Political Science, and Review of Policy Research.  I currently serve as a UMass Poll Survey Research Fellow and the Editorial Book Review Associate for the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis.

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  • Political Science