Thank you for visiting the website of Cory Maks.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, I was a Congressional Fellow with the American Political Science Association. I received a B.A. in government and politics summa cum laude with high honors from the University of Maryland in 2015 and a PhD in political science from George Washington University in 2020.

As an academic, I studied socioeconomic power in American politics, broadly defined. My research and teaching interests are in the politics of public policy, business and politics, economic class and inequality, and social welfare policy. My dissertation research explored why big businesses support the liberal side of social issues like LGBT rights, immigration, and racial equality. I wrote about this work in the context of corporate support for Black Lives Matter in an article for The Conversation.

My research has been published in Political Research QuarterlyBusiness and Politics, and Policy Studies Journal. My CV can be viewed in the CV section of this website. You can also view manuscripts of work in progress and links to my published work in the Research section of this website.

The views expressed on this website are mine alone and do not reflect the views of anyone else (e.g., an employer).