Betsy Sinclair

Associate Professor of Political Science

Betsy Sinclair

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Biography

Sinclair’s research interests include American politics and political methodology with an emphasis on individual political behavior. She focuses on the social foundations of participatory democracy — the ways in which social media influences voting, donating, choosing a candidate or identifying with a particular party. She is interested broadly in voting and elections and her focus ranges from evaluating the consequences of different voting technologies to developing techniques to draw additional causal inferences in randomized field experiments.

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Symposium explores the rise of Donald Trump, March 9

Symposium explores the rise of Donald Trump, March 9

“American Democracy and the Rise of Donald Trump” will be the focus as faculty experts in history, political science, sociology, law, economics and psychology gather for a public symposium from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in Room 100 of Brown Hall, on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.