Ph.D., Political Science, Rice University
M.P.H., Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A., Philosophy, University of Michigan
Research and Teaching Interests
Race, ethnicity and politics, urban governance and politics, public policy analysis and outcomes in the educational arena
PolSci 213 – Urban Government and Politics
PolSci 215 – Ethnicity, Religion and Race in American Politics
PolSci 388 – Latino Politics
Keele, Luke, Shah, Paru R., and White, Ismail. “Black Candidates and Black Turnout: A Study of Mayoral Elections in the New South.” Journal of Politics.
Shah, Paru R., and Gonzalez Juenke, Eric. “The Intersection of Race and Partisanship: White Bias and Minority Representation in the States.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics.
Shah, Paru R., and Davis, Nicholas. Race and Guessing Games: Comparing Three Methods to Classify Race of Candidates. .
Shah, Paru R., and Reny, Tyler. Immigrant Political Ambition: New Americans and the Quest for Political Office”. .
Shah, Paru R., and Wichowsky, Amber. “Neighborhood Disruptions and Resilience: The Foreclosure Crisis, Homeownership and Voter Turnout.” Social Science Quarterly.
Gonzalez Juenke, Eric, and Shah, Paru R. “Not the Usual Story: The Effect of Candidate Supply on Models of Latino Descriptive Representation.” Politics, Groups and Identities – forthcoming. (2015).
Marschall, Melissa J., Shah, Paru R., and Donato, Katherine. “Parent Involvement Policy in Established and New Immigrant Destinations.” Social Science Quarterly 93.1 (2012): 130-151.
Marschall, Melissa J., Shah, Paru R., and Ruhil, Anirudh. “Symposium: The Study of Local Elections: A Looking Glass into the Future.” PS: Political Science and Politics. (2011).
Shah, Paru R., and Marschall, Melissa J. “The Latino Student-Teacher Gap in Immigrant Gateways: Structural Constraints and Policy Solutions.” The Politics of Latino Education. Ed. David Leal and Kenneth Meier. Teachers College Press, (2011).