Logan Strother joins Purdue as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science.
Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, Strother was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University’s Program on Law and Public Affairs, and a predoctoral researcher at the University of Missouri’s Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He holds undergraduate degrees in history and teacher education from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Strother’s research spans American political institutions, mass behavior, public law, and public policy. Through this work, he seeks to better understand how political institutions, the mass public, and political context interact to produce changes in public policy, often with a substantive focus on environmental and disaster policy. Strother is especially interested in how rights claims, such as appeals to free speech or property rights, are operationalized as tools in the pursuit of policy change.