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Maya Sen
Associate Professor of Public Policy
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 356

Maya Sen is a political scientist and an Associate 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 published in leading journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, and has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and other outlets. Her latest book, co-authored with Matthew Blackwell (Harvard) and Avidit Acharya (Stanford), explores the lasting impact of U.S. slavery on contemporary Southern politics. It is forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2018.

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, both from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was a member of the Stanford Law Review.

Professor Sen's CV can be found here. Additional information, publications, and working papers, can be found on Professor Sen's faculty webpage and Google Scholar profile. Media coverage of her reserch can be found here. For research updates, please follow her on Twitter.



Phone: 617-495-8628
Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 356

Faculty Expertise

Democracy & Governance