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E.J. Fagan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Political Science


Building & Room:

BSB 1114A


1007 W. Harrison Street

Office Phone:

(312) 996-4421

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

I study political parties, Congress, think tanks, agenda setting, lobbying, and economic policy. In particular, I am interested in how legislatures process information and solve problems, and how party elites influence policy. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. I am also a faculty associate with the Policy Agendas Project.

Before academia, I worked for five years in Washington, DC. From 2011-2014, I was Deputy Communications Director for Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a research and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. GFI works to study and curtail illicit financial flows from developing countries.

When not working, I spend my time cooking, hiking, and watching baseball. I write about baseball at Baseball Prospectus. I also host and produce a weekly baseball podcast on the New York Yankees. You can find more information on my website,