About

HWSU5639

I am a PhD Candidate of American Politics and Political Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park. In Fall 2022, I will join the Political Science Department at College of the Holy Cross as an Assistant Professor.

I study the U. S. Congress, particularly congressional leadership, partisanship, and the policymaking process. My work has been published in Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Behavior, The Monkey Cage, and elsewhere. My dissertation documents and develops a theory of “policy presentation” by party leaders in the U. S. Congress.

In 2019-2021, I served as an APSA Public Service Fellow for the U. S. House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, I worked in the U. S. House and Senate as a press secretary and speech writer. I received my bachelor’s degree in History and Journalism from the University of Alabama. I currently reside in Washington, D.C. and am a native of Austin, Texas.

Contact Information:
Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
Tydings Hall
3114 Preinkert Dr
College Park, MD 20742

sorellew@umd.edu
Twitter: @sorealwg