I am a doctoral candidate in the Harvard Department of Government. My academic research interests are in the fields of American politics and political methodology.

My dissertation focuses on how election administration in the United States impacts voting behavior, particularly among racial minorities. For the past several years, I have collaborated with the Pew Center for the States on their Elections Performance Index which evaluates how effectively states administer their elections. I am also interested in representation, political institutions, and several other topics. In the field of methodology, I study causal inference, Bayesian analysis, and statistical computing with big data.

I plan to graduate with a PhD in Government from Harvard University in the spring of 2017. In the fall of 2013 I completed a Master of Arts degree in statistics from Harvard. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master of Arts degree in political science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and history.

If you want to learn more about me, check out stephenpettigrew.com. You can also email me at pettigrew@fas.harvard.edu.

You can see my resume here. And you can see my academic CV here.