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 forthcoming book on the Tea Party: How the Tea Party Captured the GOP: Insurgent Factions in American Politics (University of Chicago Press), a forthcoming article with Christopher Parker: “Trump-ing Foreign Affairs: Status Threat and Foreign Policy Preferences on the Right” (at Perspectives on Politics), and several related projects on presidential endorsement networks, and elite transmission of ideology.