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Linda M. Trautman

Linda Trautman, portrait
Associate Professor
Lancaster Campus


Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2007

Research Interests

  • Legislative Representation (state and national)
  • Redistricting and Mobilization
  • Electoral Politics and Felony Disenfranchisement
  • Voting Rights

Courses Taught

  • Politics in the United States 
  • American Politics, Policy and Administration
  • State Politics
  • Urban Politics and Governance 
  • Legislative Processes (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Legislative and Executive Institutions (graduate)
  • Legal Issues in Education (graduate)

Recent News

New Publication in Political Black Magic: The Elections and Governance of Black Female Mayors, Sharon Austin-Wright, ed.--published book chapter (2023), The Frustrations have been Festering for Twelve Years: Washington, D.C. Mayors Sharon Pratt and Muriel Bowser.

Microgrant for new research on Redistricting and Black Political Mobilization. Current research in progress--State adoption of restrictive vs. expansive voting laws as well as protest politics and national party conventions.

Last Word: Linda Trautman - OHIO News