Melissa Marschall

Rice University
Political Science

6100 Main Street
Dept of Political Science-MS 24
Houston, TX
77005 |  Visit Personal Website

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Professor Marschall's research focuses on local politics, educational policy, participation, representation, and issues of race and ethnicity.

Shah, Paru and Melissa Marschall. 2012. “The Centrality of Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Cities, Towns and Suburbs.” Chapter 16 in Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics, ed. by Karen Mossberger, Susan E. Clarke, Peter John. Oxford University Press.
Marschall, Melissa. 2014. “A Descriptive Analysis of Female Mayors: The U.S. and Texas in Comparative Perspective.” In Local Politics and Mayoral Elections in 21st Century America: The Keys to City Hall, eds. Sean D. Foreman and Marcia L. Godwin. NY: Routledge.
Marschall, Melissa, Elizabeth Rigby and Jasmine Jenkins. 2011. “Do State Policies Constrain Local Actors? The Impact of English Only Laws on Language Instruction in Public Schools,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 41(4): 586-609.
Marschall, Melissa, Paru Shah and Katharine Donato. 2012. “Parent Involvement Policy in Established and New Immigrant Destinations.” Social Science Quarterly 93 (1): 130-51
Shah, Paru, Melissa Marschall, and Anirudh Ruhil. 2013. “Are We There Yet? The Voting Rights Act and Black Representation on City Councils, 1981-2006.” Journal of Politics 75 (4): 998-1003.
Marschall, Melissa. Forthcoming. "The Study of Local Election in American Politics." In Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior, ed. Jan Leighley. Oxford University Press.
Marschall, Melissam Mark Schneider and Paul Teske. 2002. Choosing Schools: Consumer Choice and the Quality of American Schools. Princeton University Press.
Marschall, Melissa, Paru Shah, and Anirudh Ruhil. 2010. "The New Racial Calculus: Electoral Institutions and Black Representation in Local Legislatures." American Journal of Political Science 54 (1).

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy PRIMARY
Urban Public Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY