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Chloe Thurston

Assistant Professor

B.S.: Johns Hopkins University Ph.D.: University of California - Berkeley
Curriculum Vitae


Research Interest(s): American Political Development; Social Policy; Historical Analysis

Program Area(s): American Politics

Regional Specialization(s): United States

Subfield Specialties: American Political Development; Comparative Historical Analysis; Feminist and Gender Studies; Race, Ethnicity and Politics


Chloe Thurston joined the political science department in 2014. Her research and teaching interests are in American political development, with a focus on social policy, organized interests and social movements, and historical analysis. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the expansion of access to mortgage credit over the twentieth century to groups whose access was previously constrained. Prior to coming to Northwestern she was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University. 

Select Publications

2014. “From Metaphors to Measures: Observable Indicators of Gradual Change.” Journal of Public Policy 34(1):35-62. Joint with Phil Rocco.

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