Maya Sen is a political scientist and Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her research interests include law, political economy, race and ethnic politics, and statistical methods. Her research has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, and has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, National Public Radio, and other outlets.
Her book, Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics (with Avidit Acharya and Matthew Blackwell), is available from Princeton University Press and won the 2019 William H. Riker Book Award for best book published in political economy. Her newest book, on how American courts become politicized (with Adam Bonica), is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.
Maya holds a PhD from the Harvard Department of Government, an AM in Statistics from the Harvard Department of Statistics, a JD from Stanford Law School, and an AB degree in economics from Harvard College.