Paru R. Shah

Assistant Professor

Office: Bolton, Room 676
Phone: 414-229-3979
Web Page:
Curriculum Vitae: pdf


Ph.D., Political Science, Rice University
M.P.H., Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A., Philosophy, University of Michigan

Research and Teaching Interests:

Race, ethnicity and politics, urban governance and politics, public policy analysis and outcomes in the educational arena

Courses Taught:

PolSci 213: Urban Government and Politics, Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 215: Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 388: Latino Politics, Syllabus (pdf)

Selected Publications:

Marschall, Melissa J., Shah, Paru R., and Donato, Katherine. “Parent Involvement Policy in Established and New Immigrant Destinations.” Social Science Quarterly 93.1 130-151.
Shah, Paru R.“The Centrality of Racial and Erhnic Politics in American Cities and Towns.” Oxford Handbook on Local Politics Ed. Marschall, Melissa J.