Victoria Shineman is a PhD candidate in Politics at New York University. Her current research focuses on how participation costs affect the political sophistication of different populations. She is completing her dissertation on the effects of compulsory voting.
Victoria will spend her year at CSDP continuing her research on electoral systems and informed participation by implementing a series of field experiments building from her previous experimental designs. Timing her research this year with the federal election, she will set up a panel survey before and after the November 6th election, and plans to take advantage of the PLESS Lab to conduct this and possibly other experiments to test her treatment effect (including local elections and the NJ gubernatorial primary).