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Maya Sen is a political scientist and an
Assistant Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School. Sen writes
on issues involving the political economy of U.S. race relations,
law and politics, and statistical methods. Her research has
been covered by the New York Times, the Washington
Post, National Public Radio, MSNBC, and other outlets,
and has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of
Political Science, Judicature, the Du Bois
Review, and the Journal of Legal Studies. Her
current book-length project, co-authored with Matthew Blackwell
(Harvard) and Avidit Acharya (Stanford), explores the lasting
impact of U.S. slavery on contemporary politics.
Sen graduated in 2012 with her Ph.D. from the Department of
Government, Harvard University. She also holds an
A.M. in Statistics and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard
University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Additional information, publications, and working papers, can be
found on Professor Sen's faculty
page and Google
Scholar page. For research updates, please follow her
Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods
The Supreme Court and Public Policy
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Sen, Maya. "Minority Judicial Candidates Have Changed: The ABA
Ratings Gap Has Not." Judicature 98.47 (July/August 2014).
Glynn, Adam, and Maya Sen. "Identifying Judicial Empathy: Does
Having Daughters Cause Judges to Rule for Women's Issues?"
American Journal of Political Science 59.1 (May 2014):
Sen, Maya. "How Judicial Qualifications Ratings May Disadvantage
Minority and Female Candidates." Journal of Law and Courts
2.1 (Spring 2014): 33-65.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Bonica, Adam, and Maya Sen. "The Politics of Selecting the Bench
from the Bar: The Legal Profession and Partisan Incentives to
Politicize the Judiciary." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper
Series RWP15-001, January 2015.
Acharya, Avidit, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen. "The Political
Legacy of American Slavery." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper
Series RWP14-057, December 2014.