Evan Crawford

PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of Expertise:
  • Election 2016
  • Voting
  • K-12 Education

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About Evan

Crawford studies elections and voting behavior at the local level, with a particular emphasis on the politics of school board elections. Prior to graduate school he was a history and government teacher in both middle school and high school settings. He has a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in History.



"Informing the Voter: Party Labels and Voter Participation in Local Elections," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 2016.

Uses an original dataset of local election results in North Carolina over three election cycles to examine the extent to which the presence of party label affects voter participation and whether the effect differs with respect to the type of office under consideration. 

"Defining and Assessing FoI in a Large-Scale Randomized Trial" (with Dominique Bradley and Sara Dahill Brown). Studies in Educational Evaluation 49 (2016): 51-65.

Assesses effectiveness of in-classroom, values-affirming writing exercises in an effort to reduce the achievement gap.

In the News

Evan Crawford quoted in Jessie Pounds, "For Guilford's School Board, Party Lines aren't Dividing Lines" News & Record, January 22, 2018.