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Dr. Tracy  Roof
Dr. Tracy Roof
Associate Professor of Political Science

My research looks at the impact of American political institutions on policy development and organized labor's influence on American politics and policy.


American Labor, Congress, and the Welfare State, 1935-2010, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011


“Can the Democrats Deliver for the Base? Partisanship, Group Politics, and the Case of Organized Labor in the 110th Congress.” PS: Political Science & Politics 41 (January 2008): 83-87.

“CTW vs. the AFL-CIO: the Impact of the Split on Labor’s Political Action.” International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior 10 (Summer 2007): 245-275.

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Yale University
Contact Information
202-O Weinstein Hall
(804) 289-6044
(804) 289-6044 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
American political institutions
Legislative process
Public policy
Organized labor
Interest groups