Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Maya Sen

Assistant Professor
Harvard University
5/8/17 5/12/17
Maya Sen is a political scientist at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her research interests include statistical methods, law, political economy, and race and ethnic politics.
She writes on issues involving the political economy of race relations, the American legal system, and law and politics. Her research has been published in jthe American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Legal Studies, and has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, MSNBC, and other outlets.
At Harvard, she is an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government  She will spend the  2017–2018 academic year as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University.
She received her PhD in 2012 from the Harvard Department of Government and a master's degree in 2011 from the Harvard Department of Statistics. She also holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard College.