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Assistant Professor of Political Science
BioClayton Nall is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. His research explains how policies that manipulate geographic space change American elections, issue politics, and public policy. Clayton's book manuscript, The Road to Division: How the American Highway System Segregates Communities and Polarizes Politics, examines how the largest public works project in U.S. history created Republican suburbs, increased the urban-suburban political divide, broke apart political networks in urban neighborhoods, and polarized issue politics. The dissertation version of this manuscript won the Harvard Department of Government’s Toppan Prize for best dissertation in political science and the American Political Science Association's William Anderson Award for the best dissertation in the general field of federalism or intergovernmental relations, state and local politics. Clayton's other research projects encompass public policy, causal inference, political geography, and American political development.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Political Science
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMedia globalization, journalism, postcolonial theory, Africa, digital culture.