Amy Steigerwalt

Amy Steigerwalt

Amy Steigerwalt is a Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. Her research focuses on the federal judicial selection process, as well as the role of courts as institutions and the differing influences on judicial and legislative operations and decision-making. She has published four books to date, including Battle Over the Bench: Senators, Interest Groups and the Politics of Court of Appeals Confirmations (UVA Press, 2010) as well as articles in journals such as Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and Justice System Journal. A chapter from her book The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the U.S. Supreme Court, coauthored with Pamela Corley and Artemus Ward (Stanford Press, 2013) was awarded the 2013 Hughes-Gossett Award for the best article published that year in the Journal of Supreme Court History. Her most recent book is Gendered Vulnerability: How Women Work Harder to Stay in Office (Univ. Michigan Press, 2018, coauthored with Jeffrey Lazarus). Dr. Steigerwalt is also the current Editor-in-Chief of Justice System Journal.