About Me

alexbolton

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University.  I study American political institutions with a focus on the executive branch and separation of powers politics.  

Much of my research focuses on the ways in which presidents, Congress, and other political actors seek to control bureaucratic actions and the effects of these efforts on policymaking and agency capacity.  I am also interested in the historical development and dynamics of the separation of powers system in the US.  You can find more information on my published work and current projects on the Research tab.

I earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and my PhD from Princeton University's Department of Politics in 2015. Prior to coming to Emory, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University's Social Science Research Institute.