Kimberly J. Morgan

photo: Kimberly Morgan
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director of the M.A. Program in European and Eurasian Studies
Room 418 Monroe Hall
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Areas of Expertise

European politics, gender, comparative social policy, immigration

Kimberly J. Morgan's research focuses on the politics of social policy in the United States and Western Europe, with particular interests in family policies, health care, and immigration. Dr. Morgan  is the author of two books, Working Mothers and the Welfare State: Religion and the Politics of Work-Family Policy in Western Europe and the United States (Stanford University Press 2006) and, with Andrea Louise Campbell, The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy (Oxford University Press 2011).  She is a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy (2014), and her articles have appeared in journals such as American Journal of SociologyComparative PoliticsComparative Political StudiesForeign Affairs, Politics & SocietySocial Politics, and World Politics.

Professor Morgan received her Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University and, before joining GWU, was a post-doctoral fellow at NYU's Institute of French Studies (2000-01) and a participant in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Scholars in Health Policy Research program at Yale University (2001-03). In 2008-09, Dr. Morgan was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


Ph.D., Princeton University

Classes Taught

PSC 1001 Introduction to Comparative Politics

PSC 2330 Comparative Politics of Western Europe

PSC 3192 Immigration, Integration and Identity

PSC 8331 Advanced Theories of Comparative Politics

PSC 8388 Selected Topics in Comparative Politics: Comparative Social Policy