Meet 2020-2021 APSA Congressional Fellow Cory Maks-Solomon of George Washington University

Meet Cory Maks-Solomon, PhD, George Washington University

Cory Maks-Solomon studies questions of socioeconomic power in American politics, including the intersection of economic inequality and public policy, business and politics, and social welfare policy. His current research, a book manuscript titled ‘Corporate Social Justice Warriors: Why Big Businesses Defend LGBT Rights, Immigration, and Racial Equality,’ assesses the origins of the recent trend in liberal social activism by America’s largest businesses. His work has appeared in Political Research Quarterly, Business and Politics, and Policy Studies Journal. He received a B.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a PhD in Political Science from George Washington University.


The American Political Science Association (APSA) 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.

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