Heath Brown is an assistant professor of public policy at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has worked at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office as a Research Fellow, at the American Bus Association as a Policy Assistant, and at the Council of Graduate Schools as Research Director.
He is the author of three books, including Lobbying the New President, Tea Party Divided, and Pay-to-Play Politics: How Money Defines the American Democracy, available in April, 2016 (http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A5175C).
In addition to his research, Brown is Reviews Editor for Interest Groups & Advocacy (http://www.palgrave-journals.com/iga/index.html) and hosts a podcast called New Books in Political Science (www.newbooksinpoliticalscience.com), where he interviews new authors about their political science publications. He is also an expert contributor to The Hill.
Brown currently a co-leader of the New York City Chapter of the Scholar Strategy Network.
A persistent question raised in this presidential election cycle is whether assumptions about American politics need to be rewritten, especially those related to money. The rise of self-funded Donald Trump and...