Marika Dunn

Deputy Director, Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) ProgramPhone: (718)-517-3645


Marika Dunn is the Deputy Director for the Dissertation Proposal Development Program and Interim Negotiating Agreement in Congress (NAC) Grant Officer for the Anxieties of Democracy Program. She holds a B.A. from Hampshire College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Prior to SSRC, she served as a fellowship advisor in the Office of Graduate Student External Support within the Graduate School at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She also worked at the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund for several years, coordinating its Case Support Program and Legal Referral Network, and later helped manage programs at the New Jersey Center for Civic Education. In her own research, Marika has examined processes and outcomes of political representation within US metropolitan areas as well as Americans' political attitudes toward immigration. Her more recent research explores a constitutional right to political representation with regard to noncitizens and incarcerated individuals.

Programs and Projects

Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program
(Deputy Director)
Anxieties of Democracy
(Interim NAC Grant Officer)