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Rachel German

PhD Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin

Rachel German



Public Policy, American Politics


Rachel German is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas in the Department of Government.  Her dissertation examines policy processes and jurisdictional complexity in emergent issue areas, with a focus on cybersecurity and data privacy.

Her research interests center around decision-making in institutions and organizations, with a focus on privacy and information policy as it relates to both consumers and national security. She was a 2017-2018 Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellow for the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Law and Security's Integrated Cybersecurity Studies program. She is an affiliated lecturer with UT's M.S. in Identity Management and Security program in the iSchool, a Research Associate with the Center for Identity, a Graduate Researcher with the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute.  


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

38360 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM RLP 0.128

Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L, which is a prerequiste. May be taken for credit only once.

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