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 and the interaction between legislators’ issue priorities and legislative agendas. My dissertation examines the role of interest groups in congressional committee agenda-setting. My work has been supported by the Dirksen Congressional Center and the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.

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

You can find me on several platforms:

Twitter: @GeoffLorenz


University of Michigan

Department of Political Science