Rachel M. Blum, PhD

Research & CV

For a full list of publications and working papers, see my CV.


How the Tea Party Captured the GOP: Insurgent Factions in American Politics (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming March 2020).

Trump-ing Foreign Affairs: Status Threat and Foreign Policy Preferences on the Right.” Rachel Blum and Christopher Parker. Perspectives on Politics 17, no. 3 (September 2019): 737-755. (Replication files)

Student-Run Exit Polls 101.” Croco, Sarah E., Elizabeth Suhay, Rachel Blum, Lilliana Mason, Hans Noel, Jonathan Ladd, and Michael A. Bailey. PS: Political Science & Politics 52, no. 2 (2019): 361–66. doi:10.1017/S1049096518002330.

Public Scholarship

Niskanen Center interview (9-12-2018): “How the Tea Party Paved the Way for Donald Trump”

Mischiefs of Faction (2-9-2017): “What Donald Trump’s rhetoric borrows from the Tea Party”

Mischiefs of Faction (6-11-2014): “Wait, the Tea Party’s back? Lessons from Eric Cantor’s defeat”