Department ofPolitical Science

Anne Baker

Anne Baker
Anne Baker

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2011; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 2007; Masters in Government Administration, University of Pennsylvania, 2005; B.A., Connecticut College, 2002

Dr. Baker teaches courses in U.S. politics with an emphasis on political institutions. This year her courses will include Introduction to U.S. Politics, Money in Politics, the Presidency, and a senior seminar on U.S. Politics. Dr. Baker’s research focuses upon money in politics, particularly its impact on congressional elections and representation as well as the operations and strategies of political parties and interest groups. Her work has been appeared in American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, and The Forum as well as other journals in political science and sociology.


Anne E. Baker. 2015. “The Fundraising Disadvantages Confronting American Political Parties,” The Forum. DOI:10.1515/for-2015-0016

Anne E. Baker. 2015. “Do Interest Group Endorsements Cue Individual Contributions to House Candidates?” American Politics Research.  DOI:10.1177/1532673X15575753

Anne E. Baker. 2015. “Does Party Support Help Candidates Win?” Social Science Journal. Volume 52(2): 91-101.

Anne E. Baker. 2014. "The Fading Exceptionalism of American Political Parties?: Evidence from Party Allocation Decisions," Comparative Sociology. 13(3): 284-314.

Anne E. Baker, 2014. “Party Contributions Come with a Support Network,” Social Science Quarterly. 95: 1295–1307. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12067.