Political Behavior, Racial and Ethnic Politics, Social Policy and Inequality
Miya Woolfalk (A.M. Government, Harvard University; B.A. History, Stanford University) is a Ph.D. candidate in Government and Social Policy at Harvard University. Her research interests are in the fields of American political behavior, racial and ethnic politics, and social policy and inequality. Her current work focuses on the role of social contexts in shaping individual political preferences and behaviors. In her dissertation, she introduces new approaches to understanding the nature and influence of political communication in American Christian churches and racial and ethnic social institutions and networks. Woolfalk is a doctoral fellow in the Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the American Political Science Association.