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.
Generally, my research and teaching interests are in American political institutions and public policy; and thematically, my research usually relates to class and inequality. More specifically, my research interests are in: representation in Congress, business and public policy, public policy creation at the federal and state/local levels, social welfare policy, and economics and politics. My dissertation project attempts to understand the recent trend in corporate political activity on moral policy issues.