Victoria is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Ph.D. in Politics from New York University in February 2013, and was a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University from 2012-2013. Her primary research interests are political behavior, electoral institutions, and experimental methods. Her research centers on the acquisition of information, formation of public opinion, and the decision to engage in different levels of political participation. She is interested in identifying the micro-foundations of each of these processes, as well as isolating how culture, predispositions, and preferences are filtered through institutional constraints. She pursues this research agenda through both theoretical and empirical methods, with a focus on experimental research. She has a sincere interest in improving the structure of government, within the United States and around the world, and hopes that her research can help to inform the creation and revision of public policy.


Email: shineman@pitt.edu


Website: sites.google.com
Institution / Affiliation : University of Pittsburgh


Methodology: Experimental Design
Policy: Governance