Paru R. Shah
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Shah’s research examines the politics and policy consequences of racial and ethnic minority office holding, most often in cities and school districts. Her work addresses questions of where and when minority candidates run for office, when they win, and the policy outputs and relationships to constituents. Her current research agenda focuses on racial and ethnic candidate emergence and political ambition. She serves as an elected school board member in Shorewood, Wisconsin.