Frances Zlotnick is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science, where she studies the impact of demographic trends on political preferences and outcomes. Her dissertation examines the effects of increasing racial and gender diversity on the political power of the American labor movement. She uses original survey experiments, historical public opinion and campaign ﬁnance data, and detailed case studies to investigate how the changing characteristics of organized labor impacts support for labor’s goals among both the public and among policymakers. Using organized labor as a case study, she seeks to explain why minorities continue to ﬁnd their interests marginalized even as their numbers increase, why even progressive organizations often resist diversifying, and why they often suffer reduced political inﬂuence when they do. Frances received a B.A. in Politics from Oberlin College. Prior to coming to Stanford, she worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington D.C., where she studied the economic security of women and girls in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa, and the role of non-governmental organizations in providing support for immigrant populations.