Julia Azari

Assistant Professor of Political Science.

Ph.D., Yale University, 2007.


Prof. Julia Azari is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University. She holds Ph.D., M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in political science from Yale University, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research and teaching interests include the American presidency, American political parties, the politics of the American state, and qualitative research methods. Her research has been supported by the Marquette University Regular Research Grant, the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, the Gerald Ford Presidential Library Foundation Travel Grant, and the Harry Truman Library Institute Scholars Award.


Prof. Azari has a book project on the changing politics of the presidential mandate, currently under contract with Cornell University Press. Her work has also addressed the role of informal norms and rules in American political institutions, ideological change in American political parties, the impact of presidential rhetoric on Congress, and the dilemma that presidents face between their roles as national and party leaders.

Links to Recent Publications

Julia R. Azari and Jennifer K. Smith, "Informal Institutions in Advanced Industrial Democracies," Perspectives on Politics 10, no. 1 (March 2012): 37-55.

Jose D. Villalobos, Justin S. Vaughn, and Julia R. Azari, "Politics or Policy? How Rhetoric Matters to Presidential Leadership of Congress," Presidential Studies Quarterly 42, no. 3 (September 2012): 549-576.

Julia R. Azari, "Presidential Mandates and the Leadership Dilemma: William J. Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama," in Julia R. Azari, Lara M. Brown and Zim Nwokora, eds. The Presidential Leadership Dilemma. Albany: SUNY Press, 2013.



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