M i a C o s t a

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 representation, public opinion, and political participation in American politics, generally using experimental methods. My current research is motivated by three overarching questions: 1) how do citizens and politicians experience and evaluate political representation? 2) how does gender shape political representation? and 3) what influences underrepresented segments of the electorate to get involved in politics? My research has been published or is forthcoming in peer-reviewed journals such as British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, PLoS ONE, Journal of Experimental Political Science, and others. Please feel free to reach out to get to know me or my work better.