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People

Bryan Jones, Co-Director

Bryan D. Jones is the J.J. “Jake” Pickle Regent’s Chair in Congressional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and Director of the U.S. Policy Agendas Project. His research centers on American public policy processes, including agenda-setting and decision-making. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books.

Sean Theriault, Co-Director

Sean Theriault is a professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He specializes in American politics with particular interests focusing on the U.S. Congress, American political development, and political history. He is the author or co-author of five books, and has received numerous teaching awards, including the Friar Society Teaching Fellowship in 2009, UT Professor the Year in 2011, and the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014.  He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Maraam Dwidar, Teaching Assistant

Maraam Dwidar is a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in American Politics and Public Policy. Her research focuses on policy processes, minority representation, organized interests, and bureaucratic politics. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Research for the U.S. Policy Agendas Project. Maraam received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis and her M.A. in Government from The University of Texas at Austin.

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