Michael Pomirchy is a Ph.D candidate who is studying American Politics and Political Economy. His research interests are in American political institutions, formal theory, and empirical methods. Specifically, his dissertation focuses on the role of intra-party factions in the U.S. Congress and sub-party brands. This work analyzes how electoral incentives affect faction membership and roll-call voting. In his other work, he looks at legislative responsiveness, constituency opinion, and the role of elections in Congress and state legislatures.
Michael has received the Multi-Center Graduate Grant in Politics in 2019, and he is a Q-APS Fellow in the Department of Politics for the year 2020-2021. Before coming to Princeton, he received his MSc in Political Science and Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from California State University, Los Angeles.