Elizabeth Mitchell Elder

Affiliated Postdoctoral Researcher

Elizabeth Mitchell Elder studies how and when Americans get the resources they need to demand better outcomes from their elected officials. She is particularly interested in processes of mutual influence between institutions and their citizens’ knowledge, efficacy, and trust. Other ongoing work involves the role of place and social context in political attitudes and the development of survey experimental methods for addressing questions of interest to political science. At Princeton, she is involved in researching how individuals’ social and socioeconomic contexts shape their participation in politics.