Christina Kinane

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Assistant Professor of Political Science


Christina M. Kinane is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a Research Fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. Broadly, she studies the role of legislatures, executives, and the bureaucracy in policymaking. In particular, her current research examines how presidents strategically use vacancies in top appointments to promote their policy priorities within the framework of interbranch bargaining. Professor Kinane teaches courses on American politics and U.S. executive politics.


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  • Ph.D.: University of Michigan, 2019
  • M.A.: University of Michigan, 2018
  • B.A.: University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
  • Other: M.P.A. London School of Economics and Political Science, 2010



  • American Politics
  • Quantitative Methods

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