Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974

Kimberly Morgan

Kimberly J. Morgan

Title — Professor of Political Science

Office — Monroe 418

Office Hours — by appointment only

Phone — (202) 994-2809; Fax: (202) 994-7743

E-mail —

Areas of Expertise —

Comparative politics, European politics


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Kimberly J. Morgan is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. Her research focuses on the politics of social policy in the United States and Western Europe, with particular interests in family policies, health care, and taxation.  In 2006, she was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance, and she serves as an associate editor of the journal Social Politics.

Professor Morgan received her Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University and, before joining GWU, was a post-doctoral fellow at NYU's Institute of French Studies (2000-01) and a participant in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Scholars in Health Policy Research program at Yale University (2001-03). In 2008-09, Dr. Morgan was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.



Dr. Morgan's book, Working Mothers and the Welfare State: Religion and the Politics of Work-Family Policy in Western Europe and the United States was published in 2006 by Stanford University Press, and her articles have appeared in journals such as American Journal of Sociology, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Politics & History, Social Politics, and World Politics. With Andrea Louise Campbell (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Dr. Morgan recently received an Investigators' Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study Medicare reform, and they are currently completing a book, The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of American Social Policy (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).