The Government Law Review, with the Government Law Center Presents:
Remapping Democracy: Redistricting, Race, and Fair Elections in a Changing Legal Environment
Monday, March 6, 2023
5:00 P.M. (PROGRAM)
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, DEAN ALEXANDER MOOT COURTROOM
AVAILABLE VIA ZOOM (LINK SENT IN CONFIRMATION EMAIL)
Please join us for a discussion about redistricting and the role it plays in fair elections in a rapidly changing landscape. Learn more about the recent New York redistricting process, outcomes, and the role it plays in the national context.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon Institute for Politics and Strategy
Prof. Ava Ayers
Associate Professor of Law, Albany Law School
About Jonathan Cervas
Jonathan Cervas is a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in American political institutions and inequalities in voting. He teaches courses for the Institute of Politics and Strategy, the undergraduate and master’s degree-granting unit of political science for the university. He joined the Institute for Politics and Strategy in 2020 after receiving his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. His 2020 doctoral dissertation is titled “A Quantitative Assessment of the Electoral College, 1790-2020.” His research is focused on inequalities in American political institutions and how they produce disparities between voters. He has several times assisted federal courts in redistricting cases relating to minority voting rights. He served as redistricting consultant to the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission in 2021. In 2022, he was appointed by the New York State Supreme Court as Special Master to redraw the State Senate and Congressional districts. Cervas was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.