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Elizabeth Sanders

Professor Emerita

White Hall, Room 314


Professor Sanders's principle research interests lie in American political development and popular politics. Her other research and teaching interests include: the rise (and fall) of U.S. economic regulatory institutions, the executive branch generally, foreign policy, social movements, urban ecology and sustainability, and struggles to democratize governing processes.


Course Syllabi

Research Focus

  • American Political Development
  • Social Movements
  • Economic Regulation
  • Presidency
  • Bureaucracy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Monetary Politics
  • Parties and Elections



  • American Studies Program
  • Government

Graduate Fields

  • Government
  • History
  • Public Affairs