Mia Costa

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and my B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Broadly, I study issues of representation and political behavior in American politics, generally using experimental methods. My current projects focus on two questions: How responsive are elected officials to their constituents? And how do factors such as gender, race/ethnicity, and affective partisanship affect our perceptions of representation? Separately, I also use field experiments to investigate how campaigns mobilize and persuade voters. My research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, PLoS ONE, Journal of Experimental Political Science, American Review of Public Administration, and has been covered by NPR, Pacific Standard, Bustle, and other outlets.


mia.costa@dartmouth.edu(603) 646-2026 Silsby 2033 Tuck MallDartmouth CollegeHanover, NH 03755

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