Danielle M. Thomsen

Danielle M. Thomsen is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University for the 2018–19 academic year. Her research focuses on US politics, gender and politics, and the US Congress. She is the author of Opting Out of Congress: Partisan Polarization and the Decline of Moderate Candidates (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018). Thomsen received a Social Science Research Council Negotiating Agreement in Congress research grant in 2017–2018 for a project titled “Do Primary Voters Want Partisan Polarization?”

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