Meet 2020-2021 APSA Congressional Fellow Jordan Kujala of University of California

Meet Jordan Kujala, PhD, University of California

Jordan Kujala received his PhD in political science from the University of California, Davis in 2017. Since that time, he has been the visiting assistant professor of political science at the University of California Center Sacramento. His research focuses on ideological representation in the United States and the responsiveness of congressional candidates and members of the U.S. Congress including the influential role of donors in the electoral process. His work on representation and responsiveness in primary elections has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science.

In addition, since 2018 Jordan has served as the California representative for the Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT). ENACT is a program that seeks to engage undergraduates across the United States in policy change at the state level. Originally from Hastings, Minnesota, Jordan completed his undergraduate education at Grinnell College in Iowa.

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.