Patricia Kirkland studies American politics with a focus on subnational politics and public policy. Ongoing research leverages original data with a combination of experimental and observational methods to explore representation, public finance, and fiscal health in American cities. Other projects investigate vote choice in nonpartisan elections and the connection between divided government and legislative performance in the states.

She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Temple University.

Selected Publications

“Candidate Choice without Party Labels: New Insights from Conjoint Survey Experiments” with Alexander Coppock. 2018. Political Behavior 40(3):571-591.

“Is Divided Government a Cause of Legislative Delay?” with Justin Phillips. 2018. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 13(2):173–206.

Selected Honors and Awards

Susan Clarke Young Scholars Award, Urban Politics Section, American Political Science Association, 2018