Jeremiah Cha

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About Me
Selected Works in Progress
Non-refereed Publications
Applying to Ph.D.

About Me

Welcome! I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government at Harvard. I completed my B.A. in Political Science at UC San Diego. Prior to graduate study, I worked at the Pew Research Center.

My current research agenda involves the development of direct primary elections, Congressional organization and committee politics. I am interested broadly in American political institutions with a particular focus in democratic representation, legislative politics and ballot reform.

In my spare time, I enjoy film photography, Laker basketball and Korean food.

Selected Works in Progress

  1. A Model of Congressional Review
  2. The Direct Primary Election (with Jim Snyder)
  3. The President and the Cardinals: Interbranch Bargaining and Subcommittee Influence in Federal Appropriations (with Jon Rogowski)

Non-refereed Publications

  1. Devlin, Kat, Regina Widjaya and Jeremiah Cha. 2020. For Global Legislators on Twitter, an Engaged Minority Creates Outsize Share of Content. Pew Research Center.
  2. Cha, Jeremiah. 2020. Fast facts about South Koreans’ views of democracy as legislative election nears. Pew Research Center.
  3. Cha, Jeremiah. 2020. People in Asia-Pacific regard the U.S. more favorably than China, but Trump gets negative marks. Pew Research Center.
  4. Huang, Christine and Jeremiah Cha. 2020. Russia and Putin receive low ratings globally. Pew Research Center.
  5. Fetterolf, Janell and Jeremiah Cha. 2020. Few in other countries approve of Trump’s major foreign policies, but Israelis are an exception. Pew Research Center.
  6. Wong, Tom K., Jeremiah Cha and Erika Villareal-Garcia. 2019. The Impact of Changes to the Public Charge Rule on Undocumented Immigrants Living in the United States. U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) at UC San Diego.
  7. Silver, Laura, Emily A. Vogels, Mara Mordecai, Jeremiah Cha, Raea Rasmussen and Lee Rainie. 2019. Mobile Divides in Emerging Economies. Pew Research Center.
  8. Cha, Jeremiah. 2017. Dreaming of DACA. Claremont Journal of Law and Policy.

Applying to Ph.D. Programs

If you are a first-generation applicant to political science/government Ph.D. programs, I would be more than happy to look over your application and give comments on your materials. I am especially open to assisting prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds.


I can be reached at my email.

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