Jesse Crosson

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Crosson 2014

Doctoral Student
American Politics

  • Fields of Study
    • American Politics (Congress, interest groups, interbranch relations)
    • Methodology
    • American Political Thought
  • About

    Jesse is a pre-doctoral candidate in American politics, with minors in methodology and political theory. His research focuses primarily on legislative bargaining and productivity in Congress, micro-level lobbying, and interest-group behavior. His current research agenda includes a project on interest-group coalitions and their decision-making processes (coauthored with Professor Michael Heaney) and a project exploring the effects of congressional staff on legislative productivity. Jesse also has interests in network methodology and American political thought, both of which inform and motivate his study of Congress and lobbying.

  • Education
    • Hofstra University, B.A. (summa cum laude with High Honors), Political Science (minors in Mathematics and Philosophy)
  • Awards
    • Summer Collaboration Research Award (with Professor Michael Heaney), Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, 2014
    • Political Networks Workshop and Conference Grant, National Science Foundation, 2014
    • Ford Fellowship, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, beginning 2016