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Todd Makse, Florida International University

Todd is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University. His current research interests include professional backgrounds and expertise in state legislative policymaking, citizen perspectives on representation, and the transmission of information in political discussion networks. | CV | tmakse@fiu.edu |

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Scott L. Minkoff, SUNY New Paltz

Scott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at SUNY New Paltz where he studies American local politics and policy. His research focuses on how people and governments are impacted by the spaces that they occupy and emphasizes questions related to public goods provision and inequality. Much of his work involves the use of geographic information systems (GIS), mapping, point pattern analysis, and other tools for spatial analysis. | CV | minkoffs@newpaltz.edu |

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Anand E. Sokhey, University of Colorado at Boulder

Anand is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He specializes in American politics, and his work examines the role that social influence plays in vote choice, political participation, and opinion formation. His current work intersects with scholarship on gender, religion and politics, and political psychology, and focuses on how formal and informal political conversations, interpersonal networks, and environments - whether defined in terms of organizations or geographic boundaries - independently and interactively shape behavior. | CV | anand.sokhey@colorado.edu |

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