Meet 2019-2020 APSA Congressional Fellow Catherine Wineinger, Western Washington University

Catherine Wineinger, PhD- Western Washington University

The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. Since 1953, it has brought select political scientists, journalists, federal employees, health specialists, and other professionals to Capitol Hill to experience Congress at work through fellowship placements on congressional staffs.

Catherine Wineinger recently defended her doctoral dissertation, Gendering the GOP: Rhetoric, Representation, and Republican Congresswomen as Party Messengers, at Rutgers University. She is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University. Her research focuses on women’s congressional representation and the intersection of gender, race, and partisanship.

During her time in graduate school, Catherine was a research assistant at the Center for American Women and Politics, a seminar fellow at the Institute for Research on Women, and a 2017-2018 Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies fellow. She is the recipient of a 2018 APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship award, a Congressional Research Grant from The Dirksen Congressional Center, and the 2016 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. Prior to Rutgers, she earned her BA at the University of San Diego, where she was also a McNair Scholar.

Learn more about the Congressional Fellowship Program.

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