Ruth Bloch Rubin



Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 
Ruth Bloch Rubin's primary research interests concern congressional history, party and sub-party organizations, and American political development. Her dissertation explores the strategies used by intra-party blocs in Congress to coordinate their efforts, as well as the electoral implications for such organization. She analyzes the contemporary Blue Dog Coalition, the mid-century Southern Democrats, and the insurgent Republicans of the early 1900's as among her main cases. Ruth is a former National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Politics from Brandeis University.
Dissertation Committee Chair: 
Eric Schickler
Primary Subfield: 
American Politics
Secondary Subfield: 
Political Behavior