Marcy Shieh

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: American Politics


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Marcy Shieh is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She studies American politics with a concentration in judicial politics. Her research interests include judicial elections, judicial selection methods, judicial decision-making, and campaigns. Her dissertation examines different facets of state supreme court elections: whether policy information prevents ballot roll-off, whether types of news stories attracts public interest in re-election campaigns, and whether campaign finance regulations influence the probability of justices writing separate opinions. She uses a variety of methods to evaluate these research questions, including survey experiments and text analysis.

Prior to coming to UW-Madison, Marcy worked as a technical project coordinator at a healthcare policy firm. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy with a minor in statistics from UC Davis (2014).

Courses taught

POLISCI 270: Understanding Political Numbers (Instructor of record)

POLISCI 811: Introduction to Statistical Computing in Political Science (Instructor of record)

POLISCI 414: The Supreme Court as a Political Institutions (Co-instructor of record)

POLISCI 170: Introduction to Research Design (Teaching assistant)

POLISCI373: Introduction to Survey Research (Teaching assistant)

POLISCI 104: Introduction to American Government (Teaching assistant)