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 American public policy, racial and ethnic politics, political geography, and urban politics and policy. Her first book Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in Democratic Politics (with Jennifer Hochschild) explores the harmful effects of misinformation on democratic politics. It will be published in 2015 (University of Oklahoma Press). Her current book project (supported by a Russell Sage Foundation grant) Divided Regions: Racial Inequality, Political Segregation, and the Splintering of Metropolitan America examines how America’s stark racial segregation creates politically divided metropolitan jurisdictions and consequent sharp metropolitan cleavages across a number of important policies. In addition, her work has been published or is forthcoming in Political Behavior, the British Journal of Political Science, and several edited volumes.