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Professor of Political Science, University of Miami

Gregory Koger is a professor of political science at the University of Miami. Koger specializes in legislative politics and political parties. After earning his B.A. at Willamette University, Koger worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House for over two years, where he served as a liaison to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Koger earned his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2002.

Gregory Koger is the author of Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate, published in 2010 by the University of Chicago Press, and Strategic Party Government with Matthew Lebo, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Filibustering was awarded the 2011 Fenno Prize for the best book on legislative studies. Koger’s research on filibustering and the Senate has led to interviews with the Washington Post, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and testimony before the Senate Rules Committee. Koger has also published research articles on parties, lobbying, and Congress in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Political Research, the British Journal of Political Science, PS: Political Science and Politics, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Miami