Geoffrey M. Lorenz


I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on the impact of lobbying in the United States Congress, the interaction between legislators’ issue priorities and policy agendas, and legislative entrepreneurship and strategy. I also have an interest in applications of network analysis and other “Big Data” methods to substantive questions in the field. View my CV here.

My work has been supported by the Dirksen Congressional Center, the American Political Science Association, and the University of Michigan. I am a recipient of the 2016-2017 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship.

Prior to coming to Michigan, I worked as a lobbyist for a small firm advocating at the Texas State Legislature.  I’ve helped pass new state laws on issues as diverse as mental health, driver education, local government finance and employee benefits, and energy and the environment.  I received a B.A. from Duke University in 2006, an M.A. from Stanford University in 2008, and an M.A. from the University of Michigan in 2015.

You can find me on several platforms:

Twitter: @GeoffLorenz

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University of Michigan

Department of Political Science