Joshua Ferrer

Joshua Ferrer

PhD student in Political Science

University of California, Los Angeles

I am a PhD student in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, with concentrations in American politics, racial and ethnic politics, and comparative politics. My research focuses on the effectiveness of different forms of local election administration, the degree of partisanship in U.S. election administration, and the politics of electoral reform. I also study democratic participation, criminal justice, and New Zealand politics.

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Politics from the University of Otago, which I earned on a Fulbright Grant to New Zealand. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Amherst College with majors in Political Science and Music. My work has been published in Political Science and The Washington Post.

Interests
  • Election administration
  • Electoral reform
  • Local politics
  • New Zealand politics
Education
  • PhD student in Political Science

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • MA in Politics, 2020

    University of Otago

  • BA in Political Science and Music, 2018

    Amherst College

Publications

Working Papers

How Partisan Is Local Election Administration?

Reports

Online Political Campaigning in New Zealand
2018 Primary Turnout and Reforms

Contact

  • joshuaferrer at ucla dot edu
  • 4289 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095
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