CONTRIBUTORS

William Adler

William D. Adler is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern Illinois University. He studies the bureaucracy, the American presidency, and state building (especially in early America). His work has been published in Presidential Studies Quarterly, Studies in American Political Development, The Journal of Policy History, and Political Science Quarterly.


Chris Baylor

Christopher Baylor is the author of First to the Party: the Group Origins of Political Transformation. He received his doctorate in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles and earned a master’s degree in history from Brown University. His work has been published by Studies in American Political DevelopmentPolitical Science Quarterly, the Monkey Cage at The Washington Post, the Mischiefs of Faction at Vox, and Fortune. He has served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow and taught at Wellesley College, the College of the Holy Cross, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Personal website:  www.professorbaylor.com


John Dearborn

John Dearborn is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for the Study of Representative Institutions and a Lecturer in Political Science at Yale University. His research focuses on the Presidency, Congress, and American Political Development. Exploring the relationship between ideas and political change, his book project examines the influence of the idea of presidential representation on Congress’s development of the institutional presidency and considers its implications for American constitutional government.

Personal website: http://campuspress.yale.edu/johndearborn/

Twitter: @johnadearborn


 Alison Gash

Alison Gash is an associate professor of political ccience at University of Oregon. Her research focuses on the intersection of law and social policy with a specific interest in race, gender, sexuality and disability in the context of housing and family.  Prior to becoming a professor Gash worked in civil rights litigation and as a public policy analyst. She is the author of Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights (Oxford University Press, 2015) as well as multiple articles on legal advocacy and social policy published in JPART, Law & Social InquiryPolitics & PolicyLaws, and Polity.  Her work has appeared in NewsweekPoliticoFortuneWashington MonthlySlateLA Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Conversation


Simon Gilhooley

Simon Gilhooley is an assistant professor of political studies and American studies at Bard College. His research explores the ways in which Americans thought about constitutions, and the U.S. Constitution, in the Nineteenth-century. His current book project, “The Spirit of Those Times: The Antebellum Origins of the Modern U.S. Constitution” examines the ways in which debates over slavery in the District of Columbia shaped attitudes to the American Constitution that inform contemporary constitutional debates. Before teaching at Bard College, he taught at Ithaca College and studied in the U.S. and U.K.

 Personal website: http://www.simongilhooley.com/


Boris Heersink

Boris Heersink is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University. His research focuses on the role and influence of American political parties at the national and local level and strategic decisions in election campaigns, and has been published in The Journal of PoliticsPolitical Analysis, and Studies in American Political Development.

 Personal website: http://www.borisheersink.com/


Julie Novkov

Julie Novkov is professor of Political Science and of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University of Albany. Her book, Racial Union: Law, Intimacy, and the White State in Alabama 1865-1954 (Michigan, 2008) was co-recipient of the APSA Ralph Bunch Award, and she is author of The Supreme Court and the Presidency (CQ Press 2013) and Constituting Workers, Protecting Women (Michigan 2001). Among her co-edited books is Statebuilding from the Margins (with Carol Nackenoff). She is past president of the Western Political Science Association and served as the chair of UAlbany’s Political Science Department from 2011-2017. She is currently working on a book addressing military service and sacrifice as a path to civic membership between the Civil War and World War I, and is completing a co-edited volume with Carol Nackenoff on family and American Political Development.

Personal website: https://jnovkov.wixsite.com/novkov


Phillip Rocco

Philip Rocco is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Marquette University. His work focuses on the political economy of policy expertise and the politics of policy change. He is a co-author of Obamacare Wars: Federalism, State Politics, and the Affordable Care Act (University Press of Kansas, 2016) and has published articles in, among other venues, Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law, Journal of Public Policy, and Journal of Aging and Social Policy. His current book project is Madison’s Engineers: How Policy Science Remade Federalism

Personal website: http://www.philiprocco.com/


Mallory SoRelle

Mallory is an Assistant Professor of American politics and policy in the Government and Law Department at Lafayette College. She explores the development of U.S. political economy and the political, social, and economic consequences it generates–particularly for marginalized communities. Mallory holds a PhD in Government from Cornell University and an MPP from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She has worked in both electoral politics and nonprofit legal advocacy.

Personal website:http://www.mallorysorelle.com/

Twitter: @SoRelleM


Mara Suttman-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 affects developments in electoral politics in the United States over time.
Personal website: marasuttmannlea.com

Calvin TerBeek

Calvin TerBeek is a political science PhD student at the University of Chicago. His work is focused on judicial politics and American political development.  More specifically, he’s interested in the postwar conservative movement and the US Constitution, particularly the political development of originalism.

Personal website: http://calvinterbeek.com

Twitter: @CTerBeek


Steven White

Steven White is an assistant professor of political science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. His research examines race and American political development, particularly the complicated relationship between war and the inclusion of marginalized groups.

Personal website: https://swhite10.expressions.syr.edu


Robinson Woodward-Burns

Robinson Woodward-Burns is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Howard University, where he research American constitutional thought and development, federalism, race, abolitionism, and American transcendentalism. He is completing a manuscript, The Uniting States: How State Constitutions Stabilize American Politics, describing how national constitutional conflicts have been resolved by the states. His research has also appeared in the journal Polity.

Personal website: https://woodwardburns.com/

Twitter: @rwbdc