Office: PLS 210
Education: Ph.D. Columbia University, B.S. Northwestern University
Areas of Specialization: American politics, public policy, political parties and special interest groups, public opinion and representation, gender and politics
Katherine Krimmel received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in May 2013, and recently completed a year as a National Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. Her research analyzes democratic representation in the United States from several angles. Her book project, Picking Sides: Group-Party Linkages in Postwar America, employs both qualitative and statistical tools to explain changes in the relationship between political parties and special interest groups since the New Deal. Two other projects examine the relationship between public opinion and different types of political outcomes. The first, coauthored with Jeffrey Lax and Justin Phillips, analyzes opinion and representation on gay rights issues. The second, coauthored with Kelly Rader, investigates why the states most opposed to federal spending tend to receive disproportionately large amounts of federal money.