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Katie Madel

Katie Madel

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Katie Madel researches American politics and public policy in political science. From Southern Illinois originally, she received her B.A.s in English and Political Science from another small liberal arts school in Illinois. While her research interests dabble in areas such as gender, rhetoric, and education, her dissertation and passion project lies in studying the purpose of public policy. Outside of academia, Katie raises two dogs and three cats with her life partner, Vincent. In between devouring stories in any format (be it TV or books), she also fosters kittens through the local shelter and loves spending time outdoors.

Specializations: Public policy, Political communication, U.S. politics


  • B.A. English & Political Science, North Central College
  • Ph.D., Government, The University of Texas at Austin