Welcome! My name is Catherine and I graduated in May 2019. I am currently a survey specialist with the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University.
My dissertation “The Democratic Fringe: Fringe Interests, Organizations and Participants in Advanced Democracies” looked at party movement organizations and fringe interest activism in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Employing a multi-method research design, I explored the vast interests seeking political representation from outside the mainstream in these countries and the motivations for individual participation in such efforts. Additionally, my dissertation explored the potential for fringe ideas and groups to appeal to the wider electorate and produce political change. More broadly, my research focuses on extreme ideologies and organizations, social movements, and political behavior across democracies in North America and Europe. I have a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester.
BSST 637: Qualitative Research Methods in Terrorism Studies
GVPT 379F: The Fringe in American Politics
GVPT 351: Model United Nations
GVPT 280: The Study of Comparative Politics
GVPT 170: Introduction to American Government
CPSP 359N: International Studies Scholars Independent Research
CPSN 101: International Studies Scholars Colloquium II
CPSN 100: International Studies Scholars Colloquium I
“Populism and Foreign Policy: Deepening Divisions and Decreasing Efficiency” with Caitlin McCulloch. Global Politics Review 3(2), October 2017: 39-52.
“Party or Movement? American Minor Parties and Political Campaigns.” Mobilizing Ideas. Invited post, October 2016. Center for the Study of Social Movements at Notre Dame.
Degree TypeBADegree DetailsPolitical Science, University of Rochester
Degree TypePhDDegree DetailsGovernment and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park
2017-04-11Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistant
2017-12-07Jean Elizabeth Spencer Award for Outstanding Graduate Student
- American Politics
- Comparative Politics