Welcome! I'm an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. I also have courtesy appointments in the UVA's School of Education and Human Development and UVA's Department of Politics.

I study political participation, political inequality, democratic accountability, political representation, and education policy. My work has been published in the American Political Science Review [5x], the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics [2x], Science Advances [2x], and Nature Human Behavior (to name a few). My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation.

My book--Making Young Voters: Converting Civic Attitudes into Civic Action--was recently published by Cambridge University Press. It explores ways to increase perpetually low rates of voter participation among young people.

Email: holbein@virginia.edu