About Us

Welcome to the Spatial Social Science Lab.  We provide a collaborative environment for research and training on geography in the social sciences.  We are interested in a broad range of social phenomena that unfold in geographic space.  Some recent research topics include residential segregation, electoral geography, redistricting, federal expenditures, ethnic politics, and legacies of colonialism.  For information about some of our recent projects, click here.

We provide training and support for research that makes innovative use of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial statistics.  Our collaborative workspace in Encina Hall will be opening in the winter of 2012.  For information about some of our teaching and training, click here.

We also aim to produce and disseminate geo-spatial data.  A current focus is on collecting geo-referenced election data at the level of precincts or polling places around the world and merging these with census and other demographic data. 

Another focus is on developing innovative data visualization tools such as our Stanford Election Atlas.  


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