Rebecca Eissler studies public policy and American politics with an emphasis on agenda-setting, the presidency and information processing.
Her most recent work, “Prioritizer-in-Chief: The Role of the President in the Policy Process from Reagan to Obama,” examines policy areas and strategies that presidents use to make policy and considers how presidents make trade-offs in attention and strategy. In 2017 she presented her paper “The Tug of War: Presidential and Media Agenda Setting in the First 100 Days” with Annelise Russell at the Comparative Agendas Project’s annual meeting in the U.K.
Eissler earned her doctorate in government this year from University of Texas, Austin. There, she served as project manager of the Policy Agendas Project, which assembles and codes information on the policy processes of governments from around the world.