My scholarship focuses on representation in American politics. My forthcoming book Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy and the 17th Amendment, with Charles Stewart, studies the indirect election of U.S. Senators in state legislatures (1871-1913)and the impact of the adoption of the 17th Amendment. I am co-author, with John G. Geer and Jeffrey A. Segal, of Gateways to Democracy, Introduction to American Government, 1st and 2nd editions. My other publications address Senate legislative behavior (modern & historical),geography, bicameralism, and trade politics.

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A.B. the University of Chicago, legislative staff assistant to Senator Daniel P. Moynihan, legislative assistant to Governor Mario Cuomo, PhD University of Rochester. Fellowships at the Brookings Institution and Princeton University before arriving at Brown in August 1994.

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Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Political Science
Phone: +1 401 863 1569
Phone 2: +1 401 863 2827
E-mail: Wendy_Schiller@Brown.EDU

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On The Web:
2011 Congress & History Conference
Senate Delegation Dynamics in an Age of Party Polarization
The 100th Anniversary of the 17th Amendment: A Promise Unfulfilled?

Collaborators at other institutions:
Professor Charles Stewart III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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