Sarah F. Anzia
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Anzia studies American politics with a focus on state and local government, elections, interest groups, political parties, and public policy. Her recent work examines how the timing of elections can be manipulated to affect both voter turnout and the composition of the electorate, which, in turn, affects election outcomes and public policy. She also studies the role of government employees and public sector unions in elections and policymaking in the U.S. In addition, she has written about the politics of public pensions, women in politics, the historical development of electoral institutions, and the power of political party leaders in state legislatures.