Assistant Professor


  • Website:

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  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • American Politics
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Department:

    • Political Science
  • Education:

    • PhD, University of Texas at Austin


Clare Brock (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2017) is an Assistant Professor of American Politics and Public Policy. Brock’s research focuses on the policy process, agricultural policy, lobbying, and money in politics. Her book, Farmed Out: Agricultural Lobbying in a Polarized Congress is forthcoming this fall with Oxford University Press, and considers how polarization impacts lobbying behavior and legislative outcomes in the agricultural and food sectors. In addition, current research projects have focused on subjects such as the relationship between punctuated equilibrium theory and partisan polarization, and on the use of social media by school districts to communicate changes to the National School Lunch program during the pandemic. Brock's work has been published in Interest Groups and Advocacy, Social Science Quarterly, and World Medical & Health Policy.