Publications and preprints from MGGG and collaborators
- Gerrymandering metrics: How to measure? What’s the baseline?, Moon Duchin, remarks from AAAS
- A Formula Goes to Court: Partisan Gerrymandering and the Efficiency Gap, Mira Bernstein and Moon Duchin, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Oct 2017
- MGGG consulted on Eric Lander’s amicus brief for Gill v Whitford
- An excellent interactive introduction to Ecological Inference, a tool for measuring racially polarized voting—made at our Boston hackathon by Rosemary Fasselin, Sarah Hugenberger, and Doug Spencer.
- Evaluating Partisan Gerrymandering in Wisconsin, report by Greg Herschlag, Robert Ravier, and Jonathan Mattingly
- Intro to district compactness using QGIS, Mira Bernstein, tutorial for MGGG summer school
- Can Math Help the Supreme Court Free Congress from Gerrymanders?, Karen Saxe, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Jan 2018
- Rebooting the mathematics behind gerrymandering, Moon Duchin and Peter Levine, The Conversation, Oct 2017
- Nice overview of current court cases at Axios.
- More in-depth coverage at Justin Levitt’s excellent site AllAboutRedistricting. (In the process of a reboot.)
- The ACLU’s pamphlet Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Redistricting (But Were Afraid to Ask!), updated 2010— this is a wonderful place to learn about some of the basic terms and notions.
- The Washington Post has a cool interactive feature with compactness scores for all US Congressional Districts.
- The geospatial application company Azavea has published a white paper on redistricting. (A good general introduction to different compactness measures but slightly mathematically buggy.)
We also maintain a shared dropbox with many more articles and teaching resources. Please e-mail email@example.com for access.