Office: Scharbauer Hall 2007E
Phone: (817) 257-5004
Emily Farris (M.A., Ph.D. Brown University; B.A. Furman University) specializes in American politics on issues of urban politics and racial/ethnic politics. In 2013-14, she is teaching introductory American politics courses and an upper level research methods course on survey research. Her published research has focused on the politics of urban education and Latino political behavior. Her current research includes: 1) a project from her dissertation examining the leadership behavior of Latino elected officials in cities throughout the United States; 2) a multi-paper project with Mirya Holman on county sheriffs, looking in particular at their race, ethnicity, and gender, as well as their policies on immigration, domestic violence, and gun control; and 3) other collaborative research papers related to gender, social capital, and urban public policy. Her research has been supported by awards from the Fund for Latino Scholarship, travel grants from American Political Science Association and Southern Political Science Association, and fellowships at Brown University. She is a recipient of the Stone Scholar Award and the Byran Jackson Dissertation in Ethnic and Racial Politics Research Support Award from the Urban Politics section of the American Political Science Association.