Marian Currinder, Ph.D.

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Marian Currinder, Ph.D. joined GAI as a Senior Fellow in 2006. Previously she was an assistant professor of American Politics at the College of Charleston. Dr. Currinder was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in 2003-04. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Currinder worked in DC as a legislative analyst and research associate. She currently serves as the Institute’s Curriculum Chair.

Education: PhD, University of Florida; MA, University of Florida; BA, Pennsylvania State University


  • State of Partisanship
  • Party Leadership
  • Campaign Finance
  • Money and Politics

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Recent Publications:

“The Great Divide: Partisan Polarization in Congress.” 2014. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press. (forthcoming)

Congress in Context”, with John Haskell and Sara Grove. 2013. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

“Campaign Finance: Funding the Presidential and Congressional Elections,” Elections of 2012, ed. Michael Nelson. 2013. Washington DC: CQ Press.

“Campaign Funds and Congressional Party Politics,” Campaign Finance and its Impact, ed. Robert G. Boatright. 2011. New York, NY: Open Society Institute.

“Money and Elections,” The Electoral Challenge: Theory Meets Practice, eds. Stephen C. Craig and David B. Hill, with John C. Green. Washington DC: CQ Press, 2011

Money in the House,” Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 2009.

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