I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of California Center Sacramento. I study the nature and origins of partisan conflict and polarization in American politics. More broadly, I am interested in the  relationships between chief executives, legislatures, and the  electorate. My research has been published in Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Constitutional Political Economy. I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in June 2017.

You can reach me at tjbaker[at]ucdavis.edu.
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