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Welcome to my website! My name is Jamil Scott and I’m an assistant professor at Georgetown University in the Government Department. I am also an instructor for the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods where I co-teach Race and Ethnicity Quantitative Methods. 

I study political behavior among political elites and the mass public in the United States context. I’m particularly interested in how race and gender impacts the decision to participate in activities like running for office, voting, and engaging with politics more generally. In addition, my work considers how candidates’ and officeholders’ race and gender identities impact their decision making as well as how these identities shapes the way these individuals are perceived.

My work has been published in journals such as Politics, Groups, and Identities, American Politics Research, and National Review of Black Politics.