Shiro Kuriwaki

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Assistant Professor


Shiro Kuriwaki is Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Resident Fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. His research seeks to understand the mechanics of democratic representation in American politics. This research agenda primarily improves upon the measurement of electoral behavior and public opinion, and studies how individual behavior aggregates to geographic districts, elected representatives, and public policy.  His published work in political science and statistics has appeared in NatureAmerican Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political ScienceScience Advances, and Harvard Data Science Review.




  • Ph.D.: Harvard University, 2021
  • B.A.: Princeton University, 2014

Courses Taught at Yale

  • PLSC 277: The United States Congress (Fall 2022, Spring 2024)
  • PLSC 438/536: Applied Quantitative Research Design (Fall 2022, 2023)
  • PLSC 862: American Elections in Comparative Perspective (graduate seminar, Spring 2023)
  • American Politics and Public Policy Workshop coordinator (2022 - 2023)

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