Jane L Sumner

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Political Science .
1472 SocSci

267 19th Ave S


Jane Lawrence Sumner is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. She received her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2016. Her research focuses on how companies and their decisions influence politics. She's also interested broadly in measurement and data issues in political science.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.S.: Political Science, University of Michigan, 2010.
  • M.A.: Political Science, Emory University, 2014.
  • Ph.D.: Political Science, Emory University, 2016.

Curriculum Vitae


  • quantitative methodology and statistics
  • political economy
  • multinational corporations
Courses Taught
  • POL 3085: Quantitative Analysis in Political Science
  • POL 8160: Maximum Likelihood Estimation
  • POL 4085: Advanced Political Data Analysis
  • POL 3833: The US & the Global Economy
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Moderator: Visions in Methodology Listserv , 2014 - 2016
  • Michelle Dion, Jane Lawrence Sumner, and Sara McLaughlin Mitchell. 2018. "Gendered Citation Patterns Across Political Science and Social Science Methodology Fields". Political Analysis 26 (3): 312-327.
  • Sumner, Jane Lawrence. 2018. "The GBAT: A Web-Based Tool for Estimating Gender Balance in Syllabi and Bibliographies". PS: Political Science and Politics 51 (2): 396-400.
  • Esarey, Justin and Jane Lawrence Sumner. 2018. "Overconfidence in Testing of Interaction Hypotheses: Determining and Controlling the False Positive Rate." Comparative Political Studies ‚Äč51 (9): 1144-1176.
  • Owens, Michael Leo and Jane Lawrence Sumner. 2018. "Regional or Parochial? Support for Cross-Community Sharing within City-Regions". Journal of Urban Affairs 40 (1): 98-116.
  • Kerner, Andrew and Jane Lawrence. 2014. "What's the Risk? Bilateral Investment Treaties, Political Risk, and Fixed Capital Accumulation." British Journal of Political Science 44 (1): 107-21.