Matthew Green is an associate professor of politics and an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies. He has taught at Catholic University since 2005.
Professor Green teaches a variety of courses in American politics, focusing in particular on political institutions, methods, and the use of political power. He also helped develop and has co-taught the class Washington Past and Present, an interdisciplinary introduction to the city of Washington, D.C. that is unique to Catholic University.
Green has written a number of books and articles about American politics. His most recent book, Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives, was published in January 2015 by Yale University Press. He also occasionally blogs for The Monkey Cage and other online forums; his most recent blog posts can be found here. He was interviewed by numerous media outlets following the unexpected resignation of Speaker John Boehner and uncertainty over his probable successor.
Recent Publications, Presentations, and Media Appearances
Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives. Yale University Press (2015).
Washington 101: An Introduction to the Nation's Capital (with Julie Yarwood, Laura Daughtery, and Maria Mazzenga). Palgrave Macmillan (2014).
The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership. Yale University Press (2010).
Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes
"Keeping the Team Together: Explaining Party Discipline and Dissent in the U.S. Congress" (with Briana Bee). From Party and Procedure in the U.S. Congress, 2nd edition, ed. Jacob Straus and Matt Glassman. Rowman & Littlefield (2016).
"DREAM-ing the American Dream: The Struggle to Enact the DREAM Act." From The Latino/a American Dream, ed. Sandra L. Hanson and John Kenneth White. Texas A&M University Press (2016).
"The Multiple Roots of Party Loyalty: Explaining Republican Dissent in the U.S. House of Representatives." Congress and the Presidency 43:1 (2016).
“What Might Bring Regular Order Back to the House?” (with Daniel Burns). PS: Political Science & Politics 43:2 (2010).
"Who Shall Be Whip? Explaining Vote Choice in the 1994 Election for House Republican Whip" (with Doug Harris). Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 2016.
"Choosing the Leader: Explaining Leadership Races in the U.S. House of Representatives" (with Doug Harris). Georgetown University, October 2015.
"Explaining Vote Choice in the 1965 Race for House Minority Leader." Presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2015.
Panel Discussion on Governor Martin O’Malley’s “An Economy with a Human Purpose.” Catholic University of America, November 2014.
Interviewed for a New York Times story about the leadership style of Speaker Paul Ryan. July 10, 2016.
Interviewed on C-SPAN discussing his new book Underdog Politics, December 23, 2015.
Interviewed for a New York Times story about incoming Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. October 28, 2015.
Interviewed on C-SPAN discussing the history of the speakership, October 18, 2015.
Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal in a story about John Boehner and the challenges of the modern speakership, October 2015.
Quoted in a National Catholic Register article about the religious affiliation of members of the 114th Congress, January 6, 2015.
Interview by John Kelly of The Washington Post to discuss the class and book Washington 101, October 6, 2014.
Honors and Appointments
John C. Donovan Prize for Best Paper Written by a Faculty Member (with Doug Harris), New England Political Science Association, 2015.
President, National Capital Area Political Science Association, 2015 - 16.
Associate Professor, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America, 2011 - present.
Associate Fellow, Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, 2009 - present.
Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America, 2005 - 2011.
Office: 315 Marist Hall
U.C. Santa Cruz
Areas of Expertise