Faculty / Staff
Christina L. Boyd
Areas of Teaching and Research Interest: Judicial politics, public law, empirical legal studies, quantitative methods, American institutions
PSC 303 - Constitutional Law
PSC 305 - Judicial Politics
PSC 406 - Supreme Court Seminar
PSC 662 - Judicial Process
Judicial decision making in federal district courts and courts of appeals, U.S. Supreme Court agenda setting, propensity score matching.
Christina L. Boyd is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her current research focuses on the quantitative examination of federal courts. This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy and has appeared in leading law journals and media outlets. Boyd joined the department in 2009. She received her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, her J.D. from Wake Forest University in 2004, and her B.A. from the University of Florida in 2001.
Selected Recent Research:
“U.S. Supreme Court Agenda Setting and the Role of Litigant Status.” (with Ryan C. Black) 2012. Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization. 28(1):forthcoming.
“Untangling the Causal Effects of Sex on Judging.” (with Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin) 2010. American Journal of Political Science. 54(2): 389-411.
“Disputing Limited Liability” (with David A. Hoffman) 2010. Northwestern University Law Review. (Vol. 104, Forthcoming).
“On the Effective Communication of the Results of Empirical Studies, Part II.” (with Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin). 2007. Vanderbilt Law Review. 60: 798-846.