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Karin Kitchens

Karin Kitchens, Assistant Professor

Karin Kitchens, Assistant Professor
Karin Kitchens, Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science
524 Major Williams Hall (0130)
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8475 |

Dr. Kitchens' research focuses on the effects of segregation and diversity on public good investment, particularly for public education. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for Research on Children in the United States at Georgetown University.  She also continues to work on projects at RAND Corporation.  For more details about research interests, please visit Dr. Kitchens’ personal website at

  • Politics of Education
  • Local Politics
  • Research Methods
  • American Politics
  • PhD, Georgetown University, Government
  • Masters of Arts in Government, Georgetown University
  • Masters of Science in Statistics, University of Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Tennessee
  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Norton Long Young Scholar, American Political Science Association, 2015
  • National Science Foundation Travel Fund for the Political Methodology Conference, 2016

Journal Articles

“The Hispanic Extracurricular Participation Gap in Middle School" Karin Kitchens and William Gormley (2017) Forthcoming at Social Science Quarterly

“Why Aren't There More Republican Women in Congress: Gender, Partisanship, and Fundraising Support in the 2010 and 2012 Elections." Karin Kitchens and Michele Swers (2016) Politics and Gender


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