Bio

Brandice Canes-Wrone is the Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs and Professor of Politics at Princeton University. Currently, she serves as the Vice Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School and Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP). She received a PhD from Stanford, an AB from Princeton, and taught at MIT and Northwestern before returning to Princeton as a faculty member. In 2016, she was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She has written extensively on issues related to American politics, political economy, and elections. Some of her recent writings include “Ideologically Sophisticated Donors: Which Candidates Do Individual Contributors Finance” (American Journal of Political Science), “Judicial Selection and Death Penalty Decisions” (American Political Science Review), and “Elections, Uncertainty, and Irreversible Investment” (British Journal of Political Science).  The author of the award-winning Who Leads Whom?  Presidents, Policy, and the Public (University of Chicago Press), she continues to write on the presidency. Other current research includes the influence of campaign donors on congressional representation, the economic effects of policy uncertainty, and the impact of judicial elections on case outcomes.

Professor Canes-Wrone has taught classes on Business, Government, and Public Policy; The Presidency; Money and Influence in Politics; The Politics of Public Policy; Housing Policy; and American Political Institutions. Canes-Wrone is also active in service to the discipline. She has been president of the Presidency and Executive Politics Section, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Politics, Public Choice, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Congress and the Presidency.