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Mark Schneider

CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar
Political Scientist and Researcher, Community Change

July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Mark Schneider, Ph.D. is a Political Scientist and Researcher at Community Change, a national nonprofit in Washington DC. He was previously a senior UX researcher on Civic and Central Integrity at Meta, where he developed research shaping content moderation policies, and a Visiting Professor of Political Science at  Pitzer College and Swarthmore College. He studies electoral behavior and responsiveness at the level of local governments in rural India. His research interests include decentralization and local governance, patronage politics, party-voter linkages, and survey methods. His research has been published in Electoral Studies, Party Politics, and Perspectives on Politics. His ongoing work includes research on local state capacity, social preferences, and turnout in the India and the United States.