Nicholas G. Napolio

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of Southern California. I am also affiliated with the Bedrosian Center's Political Institutions and Political Economy (PIPE) Collaborative.

I am broadly interested in political institutions, bureaucracy, federalism, and intergovernmental relations. Specifically, I study the political ramifications of institutional structures and procedures, and how the vertically and horizontally fragmented American political system enables or constrains elite behavior.

Some of my ongoing projects examine state resistance to federal policy, the relationship between state and federal bureaucrats, and the role bureaucrats play in constraining presidential preferences. My research has been published in Politics, Groups, and Identities and State Politics & Policy Quarterly. Please find my publications and replication files in the Research tab above.

You may download my C.V. here and contact me here.