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I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. I received my Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016.

I teach and research topics in public policy and administration, American political institutions, and methodology.  Specifically, I seek to answer why some interests have more access and influence in American policymaking institutions and how unequal representation in these institutions affects the content, efficacy, and diffusion of public policies and the distribution of resources in the United States.

Specific topics of focus are state legislatures, policy diffusion and success, access and influence in policy process, barriers to participation, economic development and labor policy and politics, and political and economic inequality.

My research has been published in State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Journal of Public Policy, Political Research QuarterlyAdministration & Society, American Politics ResearchInterest Groups & Advocacy, and Economic Development Quarterly.

You can follow me on Twitter @joshua_jansa.

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