Political Science

Wendy Schiller

Alison S. Ressler Professor of Political Science, Professor of Public & International Affairs, Director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy
Room 309/Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs - 111 Thayer Street
Areas of Expertise Legislative Politics, United States Senate, Gender Equality and Public Policy, Methods
Office Hours Tuesdays 2:30pm to 4:30pm


Wendy J. Schiller, Alison S. Ressler in Political Science, International & Public Affairs, and Director of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, Brown University.  She obtained her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester.  Among books she has authored or co-authored are Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment (Princeton University Press), Gateways to Democracy: An Introduction to American Government (Cengage), The Contemporary Congress (Rowman & Littlefield) and Partners and Rivals: Representation in U.S. Senate Delegations (Princeton University Press).  Her forthcoming book, with Kaitlin N. Sidorsky, is entitled Inequality Across State Lines:  How Policymakers Have Failed Domestic Violence Victims in the United States (Cambridge University Press 2022). She has also published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, The Forum, Journal of Politics, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Legislative Studies Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and Studies in American Political Development. Schiller also provides political commentary to local, national, and international media outlets as well as on Twitter @profwschiller.