I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley.
I study race, class, and inequality in the United States. My primary research interest is understanding the policies and institutions that maintain and exacerbate the racial wealth gap. I am specifically interested in the history and evolution of subprime consumer lenders and other predatory financial services.
My dissertation project examines the political power of the payday lending industry, taking a mixed methods, issue-oriented approach to questions of race, inequality, and policy-making in state governments.
Please feel free to contact me at myerscough <at> berkeley <dot> edu.
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