Nicholas Miras is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. His research interests focus on state politics, federal-state relations, public policy, and the presidency and Congress. His work has been published in Presidential Studies Quarterly, as well as The Politics of Impeachment (Amazon:

He holds a B.S. in Economics and Global Business Studies from Manhattan College and an M.P.A. in Government, Politics, and Policy Studies from the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, where he was also a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

Areas of Interest

  • State Politics
  • Federalism
  • Public Policy
  • Congress
  • The Presidency


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Government and Politics, University of Maryland
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Government, Politics, and Policy Studies, Cornell University
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Economics, Global Business Studies, Manhattan College


  • George M. Phillips Public Service Initiative Award, 2020
  • American Politics Summer Research Award, 2019
  • Roger H. Davidson Award, 2019
  • Don C. Piper Award, 2019
  • Dean's Fellowship, 2017, 2019

Research Topics

  • American Politics
  • Methodology
Graduate Workshop Coordinator, Graduate Student Association (GVPT), 2018-
Co-Chair, Graduate Student Association (GVPT), 2017-2018
Nicholas Miras
5119 Tydings Hall
Government and Politics Department
nmiras [at]
Office Hours
By appointment.