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Allison Anoll

Assistant Professor

Allison Anoll earned her PhD from Stanford University in 2016. Her research focuses on American political behavior. Specifically, Allison studies how social context, connections, and norms affect political participation, especially among racial and ethnic minorities.  Allison’s current book project explores how social norms and racial segregation shape the contours of American political participation. Her dissertation on this topic won two Best Dissertation Awards in 2017. Additional work considers how social connections to the carceral state, including having close connections with convicted felons or those regularly stopped by the police, shape political attitudes and participation. Allison has taught at prisons and rehabilitation centers across the United States and teaches courses on American politics, police and prisons, race, and political participation at Vanderbilt. 


Representative publications

  • Anoll, Allison. 2018. “What Makes a Good Neighbor? Race, Place, and Norms of Political Participation.” American Political Science Review, 112 (3).
  • Anoll, Allison and Mackenzie Israel-Trummel. Forthcoming. “Do Felony Disenfranchisement Laws (De-)Mobilize? A Case of Surrogate Participation.” Journal of Politics.
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