Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and director of the Initiative on Survey Methodology
D. Sunshine Hillygus is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and director of the Initiative on Survey Methodology at Duke University. Prof. Hillygus specializes in public opinion, political communication, political behavior, and survey methodology. She is co-author of The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008) and The Hard Count: The Social and Political Challenges of the 2000 Census (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006). Her work has also been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Analysis, Statistical Science, Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, among others. She is currently serving as associate PI of the 2020 American National Election Study, associate editor of Political Analysis, and chair of the Advisory Committee for Public Opinion Quarterly.