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Jennifer Nicoll Victor

Associate Professor of Political Science

Schar School of Policy and Government

George Mason University

Legislative politics, political networks, organized interests, lobbying, campaign finance


Oxford University Press Handbook of Political Networks

Table of Contents

(expected publication 2017)


PowerPoint deck for Nov. 10, 2016 lecture explaining 2016 election outcome.


Recent Blog Posts

Democrats failed to gain a Senate majority, too. The Conversation, November 10, 2016

The Chaos in the GOP Reveals the Flaw in Democracy we don't usually see. Vox.com, Mischiefs of Faction, October 18, 2016


Clinton Has More than 3 Times as Many Campaign Offices as Trump. How Much of an Advantage Is This? Vox.com, Mischiefs of Faction, October 5, 2016 (with Seth Masket)


Three pressing issues to think about this week besides debates, Vox.com, Mischiefs of Faction, October 3, 2016 (with Julia Azari and Jonathan Ladd)


Congress just took a rare bipartisan act, and the White House isn’t happy about it, vox.com, Mischiefs of Faction, September 29, 2016


Monday’s presidential debate: the Donald Trump show, starring Hillary Clinton, vox.com, Mischiefs of Faction, September 21, 2016


Can Congress build bipartisanship through caucuses? Theconversation.com,  September 14, 2016


What is a party platform, and why do candidates often ignore them? Theconversation.com, July 26, 2016


Recent media appearances

India Today with Rajdeep Sardesai October 31, 2016

BBC news interview October 20, 2016

BBC World news interview October 20, 2016


Professor Jennifer Victor of George Mason University explains her research into the role that #caucuses play in #DCculture and #congressional politics." Interview with Matthew DeMello. SpareMin. September 28, 2016.


“Who Won The Vice Presidential Debate? Mike Pence and Tim Kaine Split on Substance and Style.” Across America, US Patch. October 3. .