Eve Ringsmuth

Associate Professor

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232 Social Sciences and Humanities

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PhD, University of Minnesota, 2009
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Eve Ringsmuth earned a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2009. She studies judicial politics and American political institutions and teaches courses on these subjects. Her research has been published in outlets such as  American Politics Research, International Studies Quarterly, Judicature, Political Behavior, and Political Research Quarterly. She is the 2013 recipient of the Arts and Sciences Junior Faculty Award for Scholarly Excellence, was named the 2018 Professor of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, and in 2020 received the Regents’ Distinguished Teaching Award from Oklahoma State University.

Her co-authored book, It's Not Personal: Politics and Policy in Lower Court Confirmation Hearings, examines how senators use lower court confirmation hearings to advocate preferred policies and increase their chance of re-election while also performing one of their core constitutional functions.

Research Interests

Judicial Politics, American Political Institutions, Separation of Powers

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Recent Publications

    • Jansa, Joshua M. and Eve M. Ringsmuth. Forthcoming. “Disrupted Learning about Democracy: Instructor Strategies for Navigating Temporary Modality Shifts.” PS: Political Science & Politics.
    • Ringsmuth, Eve M., Matthew Sag, Timothy R. Johnson, and Tonja Jacobi. Forthcoming. “SCOTUS in the Time of COVID: The Evolution of Justice Dynamics During Oral Argument.” Law & Policy.
    • Jansa, Joshua M. and Eve M. Ringsmuth. Forthcoming. “The Impact of Course Structure on Students’ Political Efficacy and Confidence-in-Knowledge in Introduction to American Government.” Journal of Political Science Education.
    • Jacobi, Tonja, Timothy R. Johnson, Eve M. Ringsmuth, and Matthew Sag. 2020. “Oral Argument in the Time of COVID: The Chief Plays Calvinball” Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 30: 399-459.
    • Dancey, Logan, Kjersten R. Nelson, and Eve M. Ringsmuth. 2020. It’s Not Personal: Politics and Policy in Lower Court Confirmation Hearings. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.