Faculty Director

Faculty Director

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Dr. Julia AzariDr. Julia Azari will serve as Faculty Director for The Washington Center’s Inside Washington 2018 academic seminar. During this two-week seminar, participants will examine current issues in media, politics and advocacy, engage with experts working these fields and gain access to think tanks, embassies, media outlets and other organizations in D.C.


Dr. Azari is Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University. Her research and teaching interests include the American presidency, American political parties, the politics of the American state and qualitative research methods.


Her research has been supported by the Marquette University Regular Research Grant, the Harry Middleton Fellowship in Presidential Studies, the Gerald Ford Presidential Library Foundation Travel Grant, and the Harry Truman Library Institute Scholars Award.


Dr. Azari is a regular contributor at the political science blog The Mischiefs of Faction. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog and in Politico.


In her role as Faculty Director, Dr. Azari is responsible for choosing the topics of the seminar, arranging speakers and selecting background readings.



Ph.D., M.A., and M.Phil. Yale University

B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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