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Traci Burch

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Research Professor

Joint appointment

Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University

Education

Ph.D., Government & Social Policy, Harvard University

Curriculum vitae

Bio

Traci Burch is Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation and Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. She is the author of Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Burch's dissertation, "Punishment and Participation: How Criminal Convictions Really Threaten…

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Research focus

U.S. criminal justice system, political behavior, and structural inequality


Publications

Cover of Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation
University of Chicago Press
“American Politics and the Not-So-Benign Neglect of Criminal Justice”
Routledge
“Political Voice in an Age of Inequality”
University of Michigan Press

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Presentations

“Trading Democracy for Justice"
Sep 2014
“Can We All Get Along, Revisited: Racial Attitudes, the Tolerance for Diversity, and the Prospects for Integration in the 21st Century”
May 2014
“How Geographic Differences in Neighborhood Civic Capacity Affect Voter Turnout”
Mar 2014

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Professional Service & Recognition

    • American Political Science Association, 2014 Ralph J. Bunche Award for best scholarly work in political science on ethnic and cultural pluralism 
    • American Political Science Association, 2014 Best Book Award from the Urban Section 
    • American Political Science Association, Law and Courts Section, 2014 C. Herman Pritchett Award for

      best book on law and courts by a political scientist

    • Member, American Political Science Association, Urban Politics Section Dissertation Prize Committee (2013)
    • Board Member, Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
    • Member, American Political Science Association, Urban Politics Section Executive Council (2013)
    • American Political Science Association E.E. Schattschneider Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in the field of American Government and Politics (2009)
    • American Political Science Association Willam Anderson Award
    • 2008 APSA Urban Section Best Dissertation in Urban Politics Award
    • Associate Editor, Law and Social Inquiry
    • Harvard University Toppan Prize for the best dissertation in political science
    • Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences Research Fellowship
    • Doctoral Fellow, Malcolm Weiner Center for Inequality and Social Policy
    • Member, Law and Society Association Diversity Committee
    • Northwestern University Legal Studies Faculty Advisory Board

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