Madison Dalton is a Ph.D. candidate in Stanford’s Department of Political Science. She is interested in identifying strategies for reducing violence perpetrated against politically and socially marginalized individuals. Her dissertation seeks to understand why sexual violence cases are prosecuted at low rates in the U.S. legal system, and how increasing public information on prosecutor performance affects democratic accountability of elected prosecutors. Her broader research agenda includes examining factors and interventions that can reduce violence against women and children.
Prior to Stanford, she worked as a research associate for Mathematica Policy Research and served as a research fellow for the anti-trafficking nonprofit Love Justice International. She holds a B.S. in Quantitative Science and Creative Writing from Emory University. At Stanford, she is affiliated with the Inclusive Democracy and Development Lab and the Poverty, Violence, and Governance Lab.