Lauren Foley

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Lauren Foley
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Capital Intern Program
(269) 387-5690
3430 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5346
Mailing address: 
Department of Political Science
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5346 USA
Office hours: 

Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m.
And by appointment.

  • Ph.D., American Politics and Public Law, Johns Hopkins University, 2018
  • J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, 2009
Research interests: 
  • American politics and public law
  • Legal impact and organizations
  • Law and social movements

Dr. Lauren Foley is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Capital Internship Program at Western Michigan University. She is the author of On the Basis of Race: How Higher Education Navigates Affirmative Action Policies, (NYU Press, forthcoming 2023). Her work has also appeared in Studies in Law, Politics, and Society and the Journal of Law and Education. She was admitted into the Michigan Bar Association in 2009.