About

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Hello! Thank you for visiting the website of Cory Maks-Solomon, PhD candidate at The George Washington University.

In Spring 2015, I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics, with my honors thesis awarded high honors. As of Fall 2015, I am attending George Washington University’s PhD in Political Science program, studying American Politics and Public Policy. Upon entry to the program, I was awarded the GWU Policy Studies Endowment Graduate Fellowship. My major field is American politics and my minor field is public policy, although I completed considerable coursework in political science methodology. I advanced to candidacy in Spring 2018 upon defending my dissertation prospectus.

My research and teaching interests are in the politics of public policy, social welfare policy, business and politics, and class and inequality. My dissertation project attempts to understand the recent trend in corporate political activity on social issues like LGBT rights.

My first peer-reviewed publication will appear in the Policy Studies Journal Yearbook in May 2019. My CV can be viewed in the CV section of this website. You can also view manuscripts of working papers and links to my work in the Research section of this website.