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Maryann Barakso

Professional Title: 

Associate Professor of Political Science
Former Co-PI UMASS Poll

Office: 

Thompson 530

Email: 

Office Hours: 

Fall 2017: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 and by appointment

Degree: 

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University

Bio: 

My primary research interests include U.S. and transnational interest group/NGO governance, interest groups and health care politics, U.S. social movements, civic engagement, American political development, and women in politics.  I employ qualitative and quantitative methods, including observational and experimental survey analysis.

Area of Study: 

  • American politics

Expertise: 

  • Gender & Politics; Social Movements; Interest Groups; Nonprofits and Governance

Program: 

  • Political Science