Kate Krimmel is an assistant professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is incorporating themes from the Democratic Erosion syllabus into her course on Public Opinion and American Democracy in spring 2019. Her research and teaching interests include political parties, public opinion and representation, American political development, and fiscal politics. Her work has been published in American Politics Research, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Studies in American Political Development, and she recently won the Hahn-Sigelman Prize for the best article published in American Politics Research in 2017. She is also working on a book manuscript on the historical roots of contemporary party polarization. She received her PhD from Columbia University, and was previously a National Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.