Welcome! I am a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of Washington and a graduate fellow at the Center for American Politics and Public Policy. In December 2012 I defended my master’s essay, Presidents Profiting From Disasters: Evidence of Presidential Distributive Politics. This paper was recently published as a Contemporary Presidency Feature in Presidential Studies Quarterly.

My current research focuses on big data approaches to studying legislative politics and the policy process.

Outside of the academic sphere I enjoy running, biking, and hiking in the greater Seattle area, even on the rainy days! My wife is a naturopathic medical and midwifery student at Bastyr University. We are joined at home by our three cats (Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau) and our dog, Nora.


Contact Information:
Nicholas R. Stramp
Department of Political Science
University of Washington
Box 353530
Seattle, WA 98195