Mia Costa

I am a social scientist studying political behavior in the United States. I work at Dartmouth College as an Assistant Professor of Government. I am also a Faculty Associate of Dartmouth's Program in Quantitative Social Science and the Race, Migration, and Sexuality Consortium.

For 2021-22, I am a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Center for American Political Studies.

I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and my B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Between those degrees, I traveled the U.S. to learn about activist intentional communities and then worked as a community organizer in New York City.

Broadly, my research focuses on representation, political psychology, and participation in American politics, often through the lens of identity and using experimental methods. My work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Politics & Gender, Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, PLoS ONE, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Research & Politics, and others.

I teach classes on topics in American politics and quantitative methods, and also oversee a number of collaborative undergraduate research projects. Feel free to reach out to get to know me or my work better.