Miller Center

Sarah Binder, Fellowship Mentor

Professor, Political Science, George Washington University


Advisee(s): Emily Baer   

Sarah Binder is Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, and Senior Fellow of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institute.  Binder's current research explores the relationship between Congress and the Federal Reserve over the Fed’s hundred-year history. She is also a contributor to the Washington Post's Monkey Cage.  Binder is a former co-editor of Legislative Studies Quarterly, a co-author with Forrest Maltzman of Advice and Dissent: The Struggle to Shape the Federal Judiciary (Brookings, 2009), author of Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock (Brookings, 2003) which was awarded the 2003 Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize by the American Political Science Association for the best book published on legislative politics. Her other work on congressional politics has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and elsewhere and she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.  Binder received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota in 1995 and B.A. from Yale University in 1986. 

Selected Recent Publications

"The Dysfunctional Congress." Annual Review of Political Science 18 (June 2015).

"Challenges Ahead for Legislative Studies." Legislative Studies Quarterly 40, no.1 (2015): 5-11.

"Monetary Politics: Origins of the Federal Reserve.Studies in American Political Development 27, no. 1 (2013): 1-13.


Sarah Binder's website.

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