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Ryan Williamson

Assistant Professor

My name is Ryan Williamson, and I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. Prior to this, I was an APSA Congressional Fellow in the US Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Georgia and my undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


The Senate Should Follow the House’s Lead on Modernization

May 7, 2023
Earlier this year, the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives established the Subcommittee on Modernization under the Committee on House Administration. This is an important and commendable step in… Read More

Congress needs to act now to protect election workers

August 17, 2022
The Homeland Security Committee recently held a hearing on current and ongoing threats to elections. Much of the discussion centered on threats of violence against election workers, and there was considerable… Read More

Polarization in the Senate isn’t going away

March 25, 2019
The U.S. Senate has become increasingly dysfunctional in recent sessions, prompting posts like this one from Josh Huder and this one from James Wallner. This institution, historically recognized… Read More