Cassidy Reller 

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science 

University of California, San Diego

Welcome!

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the political science department at the University of California, San Diego. I am on the 2022-23 academic job market. My research and teaching interests are in American political institutions, with expertise in political parties, legislative politics, state politics, electoral rules, immigration, and methods. My job market paper demonstrates that minor parties in the United States leverage electoral threats against major parties to receive ideological concessions from the Democratic and Republican Parties.

I am originally from Fremont, Nebraska. I received a BA from Lafayette College in Government and Law and Philosophy in 2016 and my MA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, in 2019. In my free time, I enjoy hiking San Diego's Laguna Mountains and backcountry camping in state and national parks. I am also a dedicated and perennially heartbroken fan of the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.