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Erinn Lauterbach, Ph.D. Candidate

University of California, Riverside

Address: 900 University Ave

City: Riverside, California - 92521

Country: United States

About Me:

I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science- American Politics at the University of California, Riverside. I am interested in American Political Institutions (with a focus on Congress and the Bureaucracy), legislative studies, elite behavior, and gender politics. I also have experience working on various political campaigns (from state to congressional races) and in government. In 2007 I interned for a member of Parliament in London and from 2010-2012 I worked in the personal office of a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. 

Research Interests

Legislative Politics

Text as Data

Gender and Politics


Representation and Electoral Systems

Specific Areas of Interest


Political Elites

Elite Behaviour

U.S. House

Descriptive Representation

Substantive Representation

My Research:

My dissertation focuses on the content of legislation and how members of the U.S. House of Representatives can write bills in a way that that achieves their policy goals. Additional current and past research projects also include: studying representation through a variety of mechanisms including MC interaction with bureaucratic agencies, MC and constituent communication, and state legislator behavior. In the area of mass political behavior, I have working papers on campaign strategy and public reaction to political messaging and mass perceptions about class and redistribution.