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Logan Strother

Logan Strother

Associate Professor // Political Science

Research focus:
Law and Courts

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2266


Phone: (765) 496-6775

Ph.D. Syracuse University, 2017
M.A. Southern Illinois University, 2012
B.A. Missouri University of Science & Technology, 2010



American Politics
Public Policy


Research Summary

My research interests sit at the intersections of American institutions, judicial politics, and political behavior. In particular, I am interested in the ways that interactions between American political institutions and the mass public produce changes in public policy, often with a focus on the judiciary.



2020 APSA Law & Courts Section Best Conference Paper Award

2019 Neal Tate Award, Southern Political Science Association Best Paper on Judicial Politics


Selected Publications

Gadarian, Shana Kushner, and Logan Strother. 2023. “Institutional hybridity and policy-
motivated reasoning structure public evaluations of the Supreme Court.” PLOS ONE 18(11):

Dichio, Michael, Logan Strother, and Ryan Williams. 2022. “‘To Render Prompt Justice’: The Origin and Construction of the United States Court of Claims.” Studies in American Political Development 36(2): 120-137.
Johnson, Ben, and Logan Strother. 2021. “The Supreme Court’s (Surprising?) Indifference to Public Opinion” Political Research Quarterly 74(1): 18-34.
Strother, Logan, Spencer Piston, Ezra Golberstein, Sarah Gollust, and Daniel Eisenberg. 2021. “College Roommates have a Modest but Significant Influence on Each Other’s Political Ideology.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118(2): e2015514117.
Menifield, Charles, Geiguen Shin, and Logan Strother. 2019. "Do White Law Enforcement Officers Target Minority Suspects?" Public Administration Review 79 (1): 56-68. doi: 10.1111/puar.12956
Strother, Logan. 2017. "How Expected Political and Legal Impact Drive Media Coverage of Supreme Court Cases." Political Communication 34 (4): 571-589. doi: 10.1080/10584609.2017.1306817