Stan Oklobdzija is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Director of The Murphy Institute’s Center for Public Policy Research. His current research focuses on state and local politics with special attention to housing policy. He also researches interest groups and money-in-politics, as well as computational social science generally. Oklobdzija's work has been published in leading journals such as The American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies and Socius. It has also been featured in publications such as the New York Times, New York Magazine and The Atlantic.
Prior to coming to Tulane University in the fall of 2023, Oklobdzija was a Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Riverside's School of Public Policy. Before that, he was the Research Director for California YIMBY—an advocacy group focused on desegregation and increasing housing affordability. He holds a PhD in Political Science from UC San Diego, a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California’s Price School and a BA in Sociology from UC Davis.