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Kathryn Pearson

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Title & Affiliation
University of Minnesota

Kathryn Pearson is associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.  Pearson specializes in American politics; her research and teaching focus on the United States Congress, women and politics, congressional elections, and political parties. Her research has recently appeared in The Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Politics & Gender, Political Research Quarterly, and in several edited volumes.  Her forthcoming book is titled Party Discipline in the House of Representatives.  Pearson is a recipient of the Morse Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.  Pearson serves on the board of womenwinning.  In 2002-2003, Pearson was a Research Fellow at The Brookings Institution, and from 1993 to 1998 she worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant for two congresswomen.