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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
Analysis: Vitriol and hyperbole aplenty as US presidential battle warms up
August 17, 2012
Analyzing Big Money in Politics
July 16, 2012
Money is power in U.S Politics
May 24, 2012
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.