Ariel White is the Silverman: (1968) Family Career Development Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT. She studies voting and voting rights, race, the criminal legal system, and bureaucratic behavior. Her work uses large datasets (and sometimes experiments) to measure individual-level experiences, and to shed light on people’s everyday interactions with government. At MIT GOV/LAB she supported a project with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office in Massachusetts on the criminal justice system. She received her PhD in Government from Harvard University, where she was a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy (at Harvard’s Kennedy School) and a Radcliffe fellow. Her research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Science, Political Behavior, and other journals.
News July 2018
Pilot Re-entry Project on Mental Health and Co-occurring Substance Use in Middlesex
PRESS RELEASE: MIT GOV/LAB will serve as a research collaborator to evaluate a pilot re-entry project focusing on mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders with the Middlesex Sheriff's Office.
News October 2019
Raising the Bar: Improving Reentry Services for Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Criminal Justice System
Middlesex Sheriff's Office, Advocates, and MIT GOV/LAB launched a new pilot focused on improving reentry services for inmates at Middlesex Jail & House of Correction.
News August 2021
[MIT News] Making Voting Easier for Previously Incarcerated People
People rarely vote after being incarcerated. Associate Professor Ariel White wonders what can be done about it.