Scholar Spotlight: Rachael Cobb

This week's scholar spotlight highlights Rachael Cobb, who hosted the Public Service Symposium at Suffolk University this week. This year's theme was Building Capacity for Inclusive Civic Engagement, and it featured SSN founder Theda Skopcol as a keynote speaker. Rachael, a professor of government and chair of the government department at Suffolk, is also a leader of our Boston chapter. Check out her work on civic participation and voter engagement!

Scholar Spotlight

Suffolk University

Cobb is a political scientist whose research focuses on U.S. elections, election administration, electoral politics, civic engagement, and political participation. Her work has focused on how voters are treated by election officials when they show up to vote. At Suffolk University, Cobb runs the University Pollworkers Project, a nonpartisan program designed to recruit college students to serve as poll workers in partnership with the City of Boston’s Election Department. Cobb serves on the Board of MassVOTE based in Boston, an organization dedicated to promoting political participation of historically underrepresented communities in Massachusetts.