Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Harvard University
Clayton Nall is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. His research explains how policies that manipulate geographic space change American elections, issue politics, and public policy. Clayton's book manuscript, The Road to Conflict: How the American Highway System Divides Communities and Polarizes Politics, examines how the largest public works project in U.S. history created Republican suburbs, increased the urban-suburban political divide, broke apart political networks in urban neighborhoods, and polarized issue politics. A version of this manuscript won the Harvard Department of Government’s Toppan Prize for best dissertation in political science. Clayton's other research projects encompass public policy, causal inference, political geography, and American political development.
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