Connor Phillips

Connor Phillips

PhD Student in Government
CP

My dissertation research investigates the roles of party leaders, campaign donors, and organized interests in exacerbating partisan polarization in U.S. state legislatures over the past several decades, using both statistical and case study analyses. I TF'd for Gov 30 (American Government: A New Perspective) during Fall 2019 and 2020 and am looking forward to serving as a TF for Gov 97 in Spring 2022, where I will be teaching sections on polarization in American politics. I have also worked on research projects examining the determinants of voter turnout and the changing ideological profiles of politicians who choose to run for Congress, and I would be excited to supervise theses that touch on any of these topics--state government, parties, legislatures, elections--as well as on American politics more broadly. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to talk about thesis ideas or the advising process!

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