Amanda C. Bryan

Welcome! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2014 where I studied American Politics and quantitative methodology. I was also a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2012-2014). My research focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court and judicial decision-making.

My primary research focuses on the influence of external constraints on judicial decision-making. Specifically, I am interested how changes in public opinion affect the Court’s policy outputs, justices’ decision to grant certiorari, and their treatment of past Court precedent. I am also interested in the Court and the separation of powers, the agenda-setting process, and how the Court ensures broad or narrow compliance with its decisions on the lower courts.

Amanda C. Bryan

Assistant Professor

Loyola University Chicago

Curriculum Vitae

Expertise:

American Politics

Judicial Politics

U.S. Supreme Court

Quantitative Methodology

Education:

Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2014

B.A. University of Minnesota, summa cum laude 2010

Contact:

Email: abryan2@luc.edu

Office: Coffey Hall 336

Mailing Address:

Department of Political Science

Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Road

Chicago, IL 60660