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Department ofPolitical Science

Anne Baker

Anne Baker

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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

Anne 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. 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. 2020. “Policies, Profits, Networks, or Duty?: Donors' Motivations for Contributing to Parties and Interest Groups,” Social Science Journal 

Anne E. Baker, 2020 (Co-written with Stephen Weissman and Robert Boatright). Supreme Court Amicus Brief on the Influence of Super PACs in Federal Elections 2010-2020. Lieu v. Federal Election Commission. (additional co-signers: Anthony Corrado, John Green, Diane Dwyre, Clyde Wilcox).  

Anne E. Baker. 2019. "The Partisan and Policy Motivations of Political Donors Seeking Surrogate Representation in House Elections," Political Behavior.

Anne E. Baker. 2018. “Help or Hinderance: Outside Group Advertising Expenditures in House Races” The Forum. 16(2): 313-330. 

Anne E. Baker. 2018. “Are Federal PACs Obsolete?” Interest Groups and Advocacy. Vol. 7, Issue 2, pp. 105-125. 

Anne E. Baker. 2016. “Individual Party Donors: True Allies or Free Agents?” Party Politics. Vol. 24, Issue 5 (September): 577-587. 

Anne E. Baker. 2016. “Getting Short-Changed?: The Impact of Outside Money on District Representation," Social Science Quarterly. 97(5):1096-1107.

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.