Sarah Binder

Sarah A. Binder

Professor of Political Science
Monroe 467
Phone: 202-994-2167
[email protected]

Professor Binder's research focuses on Congress, congressional development, and political parties.

Current Research

Binder is currently co-authoring Monetary Politics, a book about the relationship between Congress and the Federal Reserve over the Fed's first century.


Ph.D. 1995, University of Minnesota

B.A. 1986, Yale University



Professor Binder has written Advice & Dissent: The Struggle to Shape the Federal Judiciary, with Forrest Maltzman (Brookings 2009), Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock (Brookings, 2003), Minority Rights, Majority Rule: Partisanship and the Development of Congress (Cambridge, 1997) and Politics or Principle? Filibustering in the United States Senate, with Steven S. Smith (Brookings, 1997). Her work has appeared in the American Political Science ReviewJournal of PoliticsLegislative Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Office Hours

by appointment only

Classes Taught

PSC 2218W Legislative Politics

PSC 8210 American Political Process