Rachel Porter

Rachel Porter

Assistant Professor

Fields of Study: American Politics, Methodology

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2057 Jenkins Nanovic Halls




Rachel Porter is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. Her research interests include American political institutions and political methodology, with a particular focus on Congress, elite behavior, and methods for computational social science. Most recently, her work has sought to explore and explain the rising success of political amateurs in elections for the U.S. House of Representatives. Before coming to Notre Dame, she earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Political Science & International Affairs at the University of Georgia.