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Hello! I'm Maya Dalton.

I am a second-year doctoral student in political science at Penn State University. I am studying Comparative Politics and Political Methodology, with the intent to apply to the Social Data Analytics (SoDA) Program in the coming year. I recently graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University. I am a recipient of the Graduate Research Fellow from the National Science Foundation and will begin my tenure as a fellow this fall. I have both the skill set and professional background necessary to pursue a career in the academic world. Browse my site to see all that I have to offer, download my CV, and contact me for further inquiries!

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Maya A. Dalton

she/her/hers

Doctoral Student at Penn State University

Comparative Politics & Methodology

214 Pond Laboratory,

State College, PA 16801

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EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH

FORTHCOMING

  1. Esarey, Justin and Maya Dalton. ”The Changing Relationship between Gender and Corruption.” To be included in Gender and Corruption in Democracies: A Handbook, eds. Emily Bacchus Beaulieu and Tiffany D. Barnes. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [PDF][Replication File]

WORKING PAPERS

  1. Dalton, Maya, and Justin Esarey. 2022. “Measuring Changes in Corruption Over Time”. [PDF] [Replication File]

  2. Dalton, Maya and Giancarlo Visconti. 2023. "Do Women Mayors Reduce Crime? Evidence from Chile".

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  1. National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship, 2023-2026

  2. Penn State University, Summer Graduate Research Award, 2023

  3. Penn State University, Graduate Assistantship, 2022-2023

  4. Wake Forest University, Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2021

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  1. Dalton, Maya, and Giancarlo Visconti. “Do Women Mayors Reduce Crime? Evidence from Chile." Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Los Angeles, CA, September 2023.

  2. Dalton, Maya, Justin Esarey. “Measuring Changes in Corruption Over Time.” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, IL, April 2022.

ADDITIONAL, NON-PEER
REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Dalton, Maya, and Ross Thomas. 2022. “Homeownership and the American Dream During COVID.” The Nation. [website]

EDUCATION

TEACHING

2023

Teaching Assistant

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Data Visualization at ICPSR Summer Program I

2022-2023

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

Teaching Assistant

PLSC 3: Comparing Politics Around the Globe with Dr. Matt Golder

2020-2022

Teaching Assistant

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

POL 280: Research Methods with Drs. Betina Wilkinson, Justin Esarey, Sara Dahill-Brown, and Andrew Proctor

CLIENTS

CURRICULUM VITAE

SKILLS

SKILLS

R Programming Language - Proficient

Python Programming Language - Basic

Microsoft Office 365 - Proficient

Data Analysis and Statistics - Proficient

English - Primary Language

Spanish - Basic

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