Democracy Fund Voter Study Group
Mayesha Quasem is a Research Assistant for the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group. She provides data analysis that is vital to the Voter Study Group's effort to better understand and communicate the evolving views of American voters.
Prior to joining Democracy Fund, Mayesha focused on supporting developing democracies in South and Southeast Asia, as well as community-based advocacy efforts for marginalized communities in the United States and Malaysia. She continues to elevate the work of early-career researchers, after serving as an editor at the Journal of International Service and the St. Antony’s International Review.
Mayesha holds an MPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford, an MA in International Affairs from American University, and a BA in Biology from Binghamton University.
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Attitudes on racial inequality, police, the Black Lives Matter movement, immigration, and Muslims shifted significantly between 2011 and 2020 — but mostly among Democrats and independents. During this period, the Democratic coalition has become more consistently liberal on racial issues. This Voter Study Group report examines a vast partisan divergence on race over a decade marked by identity-inflected politics and the push for racial justice.
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