Kelly Rader is an assistant professor of political science and a resident fellow of the Institution for Social Policy Studies and Center for the Study of American Politics. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University (2012) and her B.A. in mathematical economic analysis from Rice University (2002). Her research interests include U.S. judicial politics, distributive politics, and methods for casual inference with observational data. She will be on research leave for academic year 2016-2017.