Kris Miler

Assistant Professor

Kris Miler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan and was on faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prior to joining the faculty at Maryland. She teaches courses in American government, legislative politics, interest group politics, and social movements. Her research interests focus on political representation, especially in the U.S. Congress. She is the author of Constituency Representation in Congress: The View from Capitol Hill (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which won the Alan Rosenthal Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book or article of potential value to legislative practitioners. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Psychology, and American Politics Research. Her latest book, Poor Representation: Congress and the Politics of Poverty in the United States (Cambridge University Press, 2018) will be out this fall. 

Areas of Interest:
  • Congress, political representation, interest groups
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT170 American Government Spring 2017 Syllabus
GVPT170 American Government Fall 2015
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