Welcome to my website! My name is Jamil Scott and I am an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University.

My research interests lie in the areas of political behavior, political representation, race and ethnicity politics, and gender politics. I seek to explain individual’s motivations to participate in political activities in conventional ways, particularly as candidates and officeholders, as well as in unconventional ways, like protest and political engagement via social media. Moreover, I examine the behaviors of officeholders within office as a means of understanding political representation and behaviors within institutions, such as legislatures.