Sono Shah

Ph.D. Candidate UC Riverside

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My name is Sono Shah. I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California Riverside. I also work as a researcher with AAPI Data, where we make data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders more accessible. I’m interested in race & ethnicity, political participation, and civic engagement in the U.S.

My dissertation focuses on Asian Americans and Latinos and their campaign contribution behavior where I use administrative records from the FEC as well as survey data from the National Asian American Survey.

As part of my work at AAPI Data, I also create tools to increase the accessibility of demographic data, my most recent project was to create an updated version of our QuickStats page using Rmarkdown, check it out here.


sshah018 [at] ucr [dot] edu

Political Science
University of California Riverside

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