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D. Sunshine Hillygus
Professor of Political Science
Director of the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy


Ph.D., Stanford University (2003)
M.A., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (1998)
M.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (1998)


Professor Hillygus has published widely on the topics of American political behavior, campaigns and elections, survey methods, public opinion, and information technology and politics. She is co-author of The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008) and The Hard Count: The Social and Political Challenges of the 2000 Census (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006). From 2003-2009, she taught at Harvard University, where she was the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government and founding director of the Program on Survey Research.