Stephanie Chan researches immigrants’ political participation to better understand the ways they participate and how they conceptualize political participation. Her senior thesis, “Creative Citizenship: Immigrant Political Participation,” won the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) Honors Dean’s Award. In other work, she has studied Americans’ understandings of democracy, legislative coalitions, and electoral redistricting. Additionally, Stephanie is interested in multi-method research and her training ranges from quantitative methods to qualitative methods and network analysis. She has presented her research at the American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Political Networks Conference, Northeastern Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, and New England Political Science Association.

Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Political Science, a Letter of Specialization in Data Analytics for Politics and Policy, and a Certificate in International Relations. While at UMass, Stephanie was a UMass Women into Leadership Fellow and she was a member of the UMass Women into Leadership Board of Directors, the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Advisory Council, and the UMass Political Science Undergraduate Board.

Selected Publications

2016. “Voting and Participation.” In Oxford University Handbook of Political Networks, ed. Jen Victor, Alex Thompson, and Mark Lubell. Oxford University Press (with Meredith Rolfe).

Selected Honors and Awards

American Political Science Association Minority Fellow, Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellow