Jacob Smith

Lecturing Fellow in the Thompson Writing Program, Duke University
Chapter Member: North Carolina SSN
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About Jacob

Smith is interested in the factors affecting the actions taken by political actors ranging from legislative candidates to voters. He is also interested in how different public policies relate to varied outcomes, particularly those affecting the number of gun deaths in the American states. 


In the News

Opinion: "More Mental Health Care Alone Will Not Stop Gun Violence," Jacob Smith (with Jonathan Spiegler), The Conversation, June 19, 2018.
Opinion: "For Democrats to Win Back the House, the First Step is Believing They Can," Jacob Smith, Daily Kos Elections, February 21, 2017.
Opinion: "How to Tell if 2016 is a Wave Election," Jacob Smith, Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, August 25, 2016.
Opinion: "How an Elevator Can be a Key to a Candidate's Electoral Success," Jacob Smith, London School of Economics, October 5, 2015.