J. Celeste Lay
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Lay studies political socialization, voting behavior and education policy in the United States. Within political science, her recent work has examined the reactions of natives, including adolescents, to immigration in small communities, as well as how gender differences vary across places with regard to socialization and voting in local elections. Her public policy interests focus on the New Orleans education system in particular and education issues more broadly. At Tulane University, she also created and directs the Summer Minor Program in U.S. Public Policy.