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  • Emily Baer is an assistant professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She previously served as a National Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, and an APSA Congressional Fellow with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) where she worked as a legislative assistant on labor and regulatory issues, and equal pay and paid leave legislation. Her research examines the development and evolution of American political institutions, including Congress and political parties, as well as women and politics, from an inter-disciplinary and multi-method perspective. Her current projects address the causes and consequences of congressional reform and group organization in Congress, including recent historical and contemporary efforts by party factions (such as the liberal Democratic Study Group and the conservative Republican House Freedom Caucus) to challenge the status quo in the House of Representatives. Her research is ultimately focused on identifying specific strategies that members of Congress can adopt to reform the static legislative branch to be more representative of and responsive to the public and national policy problems.
  • Teaching Activities

  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2021
  • Reforming American Govnmnt Taught course 2021
  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2020
  • American Congress Taught course 2020
  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2020
  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2019
  • Internship Taught course 2019
  • Seminar/Reform Am Government Taught course 2019
  • American Congress Taught course 2019
  • American Politics & Government Taught course 2018
  • Top/Women in Politics Taught course 2018
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. History, Georgetown University
  • B.A. Political Science, Georgetown University
  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Minnesota
  • Full Name

  • Emily Baer