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Kelsey Shoub

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-6801
Office: 329
Office Hours: Professional
Resources: Curriculum Vitae
Professional Website
Kelsey Shoub


Kelsey Shoub is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina and faculty affiliate of the Center for Effective Lawmaking. Professor Shoub's research and teaching interests span American Politics, Public Policy, and Methodology. Her work, more specifically, examine public policy process, race and policy, framing, and Congress using text analysis, machine learning, and big data. She is a co-author of Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Race and Policing (2018, Cambridge University Press), which is a co-winner of the 2019 Pritchett Book Award from the APSA Law and Courts Section. Suspect Citizens examines racial disparities in policing in North Carolina following  a traffic stop, potential sources of those disparities, and potential policies to address them. She has also published in Politics, Groups, and Identities.

She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2018. She did her undergraduate work at the Ohio State University. Before becoming a faculty member at South Carolina, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia with the Center for Effective Lawmaking.

For additional information, see her personal website.

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