Dr. Megan A. Gall is the Voting Rights Project Social Scientist providing geospatial and statistical analytic support to the project. Megan assists in developing quantitative evidence for purposes of investigation and litigation. In this capacity she analyzes elections (e.g. ecological inference), conducts political redistricting, and analyzes ‘costs’ of voting using geospatial methods. She also provides quantitative analyses and graphics for Lawyers’ Committee and Election Protection publications.
Megan earned her MS in Geographic Information Science (GIS) in 2007 before working for a Colorado-based non-profit doing analytic work around homelessness, crime, fair housing, and statewide HIV/AIDS programming. In 2013, Megan earned her PhD in political science where she focused her study on American state politics and public policy. Her research investigated the political geography and electoral consequences of the realigning elections of the Slavery and Civil Rights Eras in American politics.
Megan uses her GIS skills as an American Red Cross volunteer supporting volunteer services and resource/fiscal management with geospatial analytics. She sits on the board of the William Penn House and serves as an AAG GeoMentor. She is deeply invested in using data and geographic analyses to protect civil rights across political arenas.
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