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Amanda D'Urso

Program Area(s):  American Politics; Methods

Regional Specialization(s):  United States

Amanda "A.J." Jadidi d’Urso  is a first year political science PhD student at Northwestern University. She studies American politics and research methods. She is interested in studying the ways in which state legislators strategically use ‘unpassable’ legislation for electoral gain.


  • Buyuker, Beyza, A. J. d’Urso, and Alexandra Filindra. (2017 forthcoming). “Interethnic Contact and Impact on Attitudes,” in S. Maisel (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 


  • Best Graduate Poster Award Winner. State Politcs and Policy Conference. St. Louis, Missouri. (June 2017).
  • Lynn Ragsdale Fellowship - $18,000 (Merit-Based): August 2016-May 2017
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