Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Office Hours (Fall 2020)
Available on Microsoft Teams - Hours TBA (email to request the link)
PhD, University of Minnesota, 2009
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 and was named the 2018 Professor of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association.
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.
Judicial Politics, American Political Institutions, Separation of Powers
- 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.
- Dancey, Logan, Kjersten R. Nelson, Eve M. Ringsmuth, and Emma Solomon. 2020. "Invoking Precedent: The Discussion of Supreme Court Decisions at Circuit Court Confirmation Hearings." American Politics Research 48(3): 335-364.
- Bryan, Amanda C. and Eve M. Ringsmuth. 2016. "Jeremiad or Weapon of Words? The Strategic Power of Emotive Language in Supreme Court Dissents." Journal of Law and Courts 4(1): 159-185.
- Black, Ryan C., Matthew E.K. Hall, Ryan J. Owens, and Eve M. Ringsmuth. 2016. "The Role of Emotional Language in Briefs Before the U.S. Supreme Court." Journal of Law and Courts 4(2): 377-407.