Meredith Sadin

Meredith Sadin

Assistant Research Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

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About Meredith

Sadin’s research focuses on political behavior, experimental methods and inequality. She explores the ways in which citizens use stereotypes about social class to form their policy preferences, select candidates, and make political decisions. Her recent experimental work examines the manner in which candidates’ social class backgrounds affect voters’ evaluations. Sadin is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.


In the News

Research discussed by Lynn Vavreck, in "Why Joni Ernst Talked about Her Tough Upbringing," New York Times, January 20, 2015.
Quoted by in "The Guy Who Fires You: What Voters Really Think about Romney's Wealth," The New Republic, February 16, 2012.


"Political Ideology, Skin Tone, and the Psychology of Candidate Evaluations" (with Katherine T. McCabe and Amy E. Lerman). Public Opinion Quarterly 79, no. 1 (2015): 53-90.

Examines the role of political ideology in shaping black voters’ evaluations of political candidates’ race and skin tone. Challenges simplistic notions of black preference for descriptive representation.