Assistant Professor
Kirby Hall of Civil Rights - Room 111


  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M.P.P., Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
  • B.A., Smith College

Teaching interests:

American politics and government, including public, regulatory, and social policy, political economy, state and bureaucratic politics, and campaigns and elections.

Research interests:

How public policies and political institutions shape the behavior of different political actors in the United States.

Selected publications:

Mallory E. SoRelle and Alexis N. Walker. Forthcoming. “Partisan Preemption: the Strategic Use of Federal Preemption Legislation.” Publius: the Journal of Federalism.

Mallory E. SoRelle. 2016. “Politics of the Policyscape.” In Ed. Ali Farazmand, Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer International.

Suzanne Mettler and Mallory SoRelle. 2014. “Policy Feedback.” In Eds. Sabatier, Paul A., and Christopher M. Weible. Theories of the Policy Process. Third edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.