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Mara Ostfeld

Assistant Professor of Political Science; Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies; Assistant Research Scientist, Ford School
Mara Cecilia Ostfeld is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan and an assistant research scientist at the Ford School. Her research broadly focuses on the relationship between race, media and political attitudes.…
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Ostfeld awarded U-M Anti-Racism Grant

Sep 14, 2022
Mara Ostfeld, associate faculty director and director of communications at Poverty Solutions, has been awarded one of eight Anti-Racism Grants from the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research for her collaboration with the University of Puerto...
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Poverty Solutions marks five years of research, policy impact

Mar 21, 2022
Since its launch in 2016, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan has built an action-based research program that has informed efforts to prevent and alleviate poverty in Michigan and across the country. As the universitywide initiative...
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Faculty News, fall 2021

Dec 13, 2021
The U-M Institute for Clinical & Health Research recognized John Ayanian with a 2020 Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award. Joshua Basseches received a grant from the Climate Social Science Network to continue working on...
State & Hill

Faculty News fall 2020

Dec 9, 2020
Javed Ali organized a panel for New America on domestic terrorism. His new podcast, The Burn Bag, produced with two Ford School alumni, A'ndre Gonawela (BA ‘19) and Ryan Rosenthal (BA ‘19), has featured U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, General David...
State & Hill

Tracking the issues: post-2020 election

Dec 9, 2020
In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Ford School faculty weighed in on what happened and what’s next, including the immediate policies a Biden-Harris Administration should tackle. Jenna Bednar Professor of public policy and political...
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Meet our new faculty: Mara Ostfeld

Aug 13, 2020
Mara Ostfeld recently joined the Ford School of Public Policy as faculty by courtesy, adding to her faculty roles at the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research and at LSA Political Science. It is a return to the Ford...

New faculty members join the Ford School in fall 2013

Sep 28, 2013
The Ford School is delighted to welcome five new members to its faculty, starting this fall: Anmol Chaddha, Catherine Hausman, Joshua Hausman, Mara Otstfeld, and Joy Rohde. Anmol Chaddha Anmol Chaddha is a Michigan Fellow and an assistant professor...
Getting Stuff Done

Getting the story told and working with the media

Apr 12, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Join the Program in Practical Policy Engagement for a workshop on developing your message, telling your story, and utilizing traditional and social channels to get the word out. 

The local impact of safety nets on communities of color

Apr 1, 2022, 10:00-11:30 am EDT
Dr. William Lopez, Kat Stafford, and Charles E. Williams II with moderator Dr. Mara Ostfeld will discuss the local impact of safety nets on communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening Remarks by Provost Susan M. Collins. 
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Carolyn Barnes: Low-Income Families and the New Welfare State

Oct 8, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Carolyn Barnes will discuss her book, “State of Empowerment: Low-income Families and the New Welfare State,” exploring how government-funded after-school programs can enhance the civic and political lives of low-income citizens.
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Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Jeremy Levine: Constructing Community

Oct 1, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Jeremy Levine will discuss his book, “Constructing Community: Urban Governance, Development and Inequality in Boston,” which explores the complexities of neighborhood redevelopment in Boston.
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Public Policy and Institutional Discrimination Series

Race, media and political attitudes

Nov 12, 2020, 12:00-12:50 pm EST
Faculty discussant, Mara Ostfeld will discuss emerging trends in race, media and political attitudes.

Getting the story told and working with the media

Apr 12, 2022 0:58:53

Mara Ostfeld and Lauren Slagter will share their experiences on what makes a successful story, how to effectively pitch your idea to journalists, work with reporters, and prepare for interviews. April, 2022.

2016 Decided: Post-election analysis panel

Nov 9, 2016 1:22:04

John D. Dingell, Jr., Mara Cecilia Ostfeld, Betsey Stevenson, Marina v.N. Whitman, Ambassador Ronald Weiser and moderator Paul Courant discuss the 2016 elections and their impact. November, 2016.