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Jaclyn Kaslovsky to join department Fall 2024

Jaclyn Kaslovsky, Assistant Professor of Political Science, comes to us from Rice University. Kaslovsky specializes in American politics, focusing on Congress, representation, and women in politics. In her current work, Professor Kaslovsky analyzes how legislators choose to allocate their resources, including their time and staff, and the effect of these choices on the legislator-constituent relationship. In doing so, she seeks to provide an update to the traditional “home style” literature that explains congressional members’ attention to their home districts. Professor Kaslovsky's other projects leverage unique time series and congressional speech datasets to explore the consequences of increasing diversity in Congress for representation and how legislator behavior has evolved over time.