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Faculty Profile

Katie Marchetti

Assistant Professor of Political Science (2015)

Contact Information

Denny Hall Room 12


Professor Marchetti's research and teaching interests focus on gender and politics, interest groups, intersectionality, state politics, public policy, and political methodology. Her research on these topics has been published in State and Local Government Review, Interest Groups & Advocacy; Gender, Place & Culture; and Politics, Groups and Identities. At Dickinson she will offer courses on identity politics (e.g., gender and politics, race and politics), American government, and interest groups and advocacy.


  • B.A., Gettysburg College, 2007
  • M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2009
  • Ph. D., 2013

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019

POSC 235 Race, Ethnicity & U.S. Polit
With a focus on the experiences and activities of African-Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Indigenous peoples in U.S. politics, this course examines the social construction of race and ethnicity in America as a force in public opinion, political representation and political behavior. The course also focuses on a range of political science methods used to study the politics of race/ethnicity in the U.S. Prerequisite: 120, or permission of the instructor.

POSC 245 Pol Parties & Interest Groups
A study of the functions, structures, and operations of American political parties and interest groups. Special attention is given to the techniques of running a campaign for office, to the role of the media in superseding American parties, and to the interactions of government with the two largest "interest groups": business and labor. Prerequisite: 120, or permission of the instructor.

POSC 390 Amer Political Representation
This seminar will acquaint you with the significant concepts and research questions addressed in recent and classic studies of political representation. We will consider the different dimensions of representation (e.g., descriptive, substantive), biases and inequality in representation and how normative considerations shape expectations about representation in practice. Representation is a very broad topic of study and the course readings will cover several subfields in American politics. For example, we will examine research about the behavior of political actors, the operation of government at the state and national levels, the roles of political parties and organized interests in representation, and how individuals form ideas about and respond to government activity and policies.