Director of Graduate Studies
Sharece Thrower is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow at Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include American political institutions, separation of powers politics, inter-branch policymaking, and executive power. Her scholarship has appeared in several journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. She is a co-author of the book Checks in the Balance: Legislative Capacity and the Dynamics of Executive Power (Princeton University Press, 2022), which received the 2022 Alan Rosenthal Prize and the 2023 Richard E. Neustadt Award. She currently serves as an associate editor at the Journal of Politics and Presidential Studies Quarterly. She earned her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in 2013 and her BA in political science and economics from The Ohio State University.
- Gardner, Paul J. and Sharece Thrower. 2023. “Presidential Influence on Judicial Review.” Journal of Politics 85(1): 139 – 152.
- Thrower, Sharece. 2023. “Between Two Fires: The Institutional and Political Constraints to Unilateral Policy Change.” Political Research Quarterly 76(1): 14 – 28.
- Bolton, Alexander and Sharece Thrower. 2022. “Legislative Constraints, Ideological Conflict, and the Timing of Executive Unilateralism.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 47(1): 3 – 36.
- Bolton, Alexander and Sharece Thrower. 2022. Checks in the Balance: Legislative Capacity and the Dynamics of Executive Power. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
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