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Brian Alexander

Assistant Professor of Politics, Washington and Lee University

Brian Alexander, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University. He served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow (2015-2016) in the office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI). Help contribute to his forthcoming book, A Social Theory of Congress: Legislative Norms in the Twenty-First Century (Lexington Books), by participating in his survey of congressional norms.


Why we should expect to see more rule-breaking in Congress from now on

November 21, 2018
On June 12, 2016, the United States was confronted with another horrific gun massacre, this time at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, resulting in the deaths of 49… Read More

A Framework for Congressional Staffing: A Few Thoughts from Management Consulting

June 28, 2016
The question of “is Congress well-staffed?” can be approached just as any staffing problem is approached across the federal government and the private sector, by answering this question: What is the… Read More