Mara Suttmann-Lea

Mara Suttmann-Lea is an Assistant Professor of American Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College. She studies the historical development of voting laws, focusing specifically on the primary intermediaries between these laws and the American public: campaigns, party organizations, and election administrators. She examines how changes in voting laws both impinge upon and are shaped by these political actors and assesses how this relationship has affected developments in electoral politics in the United States over time.