Juliet F. Gainsborough researches urban and regional politics, suburban political behavior, and the politics of social policy. She is the author of “Scandalous Politics: Child Welfare Policy in the States” (Georgetown University Press, 2010), which explores how scandals affect child welfare policymaking at the state and national level. Hehr 2001 book, “Fenced Off: The Suburbanization of American Politics (Georgetown University Press), examined how population movement to the suburbs shapes national politics. Her ongoing research with BRR explores how fast-growth metropolitan areas respond to regional challenges, with a current focus on transportation planning in Orlando and Miami. Gainsborough also serves on the editorial board for the Urban Affairs Review. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.