Faculty Experts in Elections

Melissa Michelson, Ph.D.
Professor, Political Science
melissa.michelson@menlo.edu | 650.543.3844 | 650.888.4810 (cell)

Voter Mobilization and Turnout | Political Participation for Minorities | Elections
Dr. Michelson is an expert in national and California state politics, with a particular focus on elections and on marginalized communities including ethnic/racial minorities and the LGBT community. She has published widely in the areas of Latino, Black, Asian, and youth voter participation, on immigration, and on same-sex marriage. Her most recent book, Mobilizing Inclusion, discusses how to increase voter turnout in minority communities; she is currently writing books on same-sex marriage and Latino undocumented youth (DREAMers). She has a Ph.D. from Yale University.