My name is Sono Shah. I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of California Riverside. I also work as a researcher at AAPI Data, where we make data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders more accessible.
I’m interested in race & ethnicity, political participation, and civic engagement in the U.S. My dissertation focuses on Asian Americans and Latinos and their campaign contribution behavior where I use administrative records from the FEC as well as survey data from the National Asian American Survey.
In addition, I serve as a researcher for the Center for Social Innovation at UCR, where I help coordinate outreach efforts for the Inland Empire in preparation for Census 2020.