Rachel M. Blum, PhD

About me

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Faculty Research Associate in the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs at Miami University of Ohio. Originally from Denver, Colorado, I received my PhD at Georgetown University in May 2016. I specialize in political parties, ideology, political behavior, and computational methods.

My current projects include a book on the Tea Party (Party Takeover: the Tea Party and Party Factions in America¬†— under review at the University of Chicago Press), and several articles on presidential endorsement networks, Congressional communication networks, and elite transmission of ideology.