Katherine Levine Einstein joined the department in 2012 after receiving her Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests broadly include urban politics and policy, racial and ethnic politics, and American public policy. Her first book Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in Democratic Politics (with Jennifer Hochschild, University of Oklahoma Press 2015) explores the harmful effects of misinformation on democratic politics. She is currently the co-principal investigator of the Menino Survey of Mayors, a multi-year data set of survey-interviews of U.S. mayors exploring a wide variety of political and policy issues. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Urban Affairs Review, as well as several edited volumes. Her research has been supported by grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, National Science Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation.