Elizabeth Maltby

Elizabeth Maltby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Political Science
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Elizabeth Maltby is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to joining UNLV, she received her doctoral degree from the University of Iowa in 2017 and her bachelor's degree from Grinnell College in 2011.

Her teaching and research interests include American politics, public policy, and racial and ethnic politics. Her research focuses on how criminal justice policy and immigration policy shape the attitudes and participation of various racial and ethnic groups. Her work on criminal justice policy and public opinion received the 2016 Blacks and Politics paper award from the Western Political Science Association. Her research on immigration policy and Latino ethnic identity received the best paper presented in the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics section of APSA in 2015. In other work in health policy, she explores attitudes toward the Affordable Health Care Act. Her research has appeared in journals such as Political Research Quarterly and the Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law.

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Expert Areas: Public Policy, Racial and Ethnic Politics, Immigration Policy, Criminal Justice Policy