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Barbara A. Trish

Professor of Political Science, Grinnell College

Director of the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights and Professor of Political Science, with a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Ms. Trish is a generalist in U.S politics, with political parties, electoral politics and technology frequently at the intersection of her teaching and scholarship. Her research focus at present is 2020 Iowa caucus politics, especially as it relates to campaign staff, technology and the new virtual caucus option.

Recently, her article “Big Data under Obama and Trump: The Data-Fueled U.S. Presidency” was published in Politics and Governance, and – as a member of the Diversity Scholars Network at the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) – she contributed to the series Voting and Equity in the United States. Additionally, her comments and analyses of contemporary politics have been published in a variety of media outlets.


  • –present
    Professor of political science, Grinnell College