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Jennifer Lamm

Lamm Office: UAC 364

Phone: 512.245.4436


Curriculum Vitae






Dr. Jennifer Lamm received her PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. Her fields of specialization include American Politics and Public Law. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and philosophy from Villanova University in 2003. Following graduation, Dr. Lamm served at a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. She returned to Texas in 2005 where she earned a MA in Middle Eastern Studies, a MA in Government, and a PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015.

Dr. Lamm’s research interests are inter-disciplinary and include: citizenship and civic engagement, political incorporation, the military and society, and American political development. She completed a research fellowship at the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences at Ft. Hood, Texas from 2011-2012, and she worked as a Research Assistant at the Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research examines the relationship between military service and political inclusion, the implications of alien enlistment, the practical and theoretical challenges alien military service raises for republican and democratic theories of government.

Dr. Lamm has a forthcoming article in CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies with Bartholomew Sparrow on indispensable role of national security interests in the U.S. government’s decision to grant Puerto Ricans American citizenship on the eve of WWI.

Courses Taught

PS 3321 Campaigns and Elections

PS 3322 Political Parties and Party Politics

PS 3323 Congress and the Legislative Process

PS 4324 Women in Politics