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Professor Of Political Science
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Department of Political Science
Areas of expertise: Campaign finance, influence of money on the political process, term limits.
In the News
Money in politics: What do donations accomplish?
April 28, 2015
Money in politics: What do donations buy?
April 27, 2015
The Koch Brothers' Influence Will Go Way Beyond the 2016 Campaign
January 27, 2015
The New York Times
A Citizenís Guide to Buying Political Access
November 18, 2014
Professor Powell is an expert on the influence of campaign contributions in state legislatures, specialization in legislatures, and term limits. She is a coauthor of of The Financiers of Congressional Elections (Columbia University Press); Term Limits in the State Legislatures (University of Michigan Press); and Serious Money: Fundraising and Contributing in Presidential Nomination Campaigns (Cambridge University Press, ). Her latest book, The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures (University of Michigan Press) was published in 2012.