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Jacob M. Grumbach

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Washington
Chapter Member: Washington SSN
Areas of Expertise:
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Labor
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Environment & Energy

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About Jacob

Grumbach’s current research looks at how groups like businesses and labor unions are able to influence policy at different levels of government – local, state, and national. His other interests include race and social class in American government, economic policy, and the politics of climate change. During high school and college, Grumbach worked as a busboy and restaurant host, and later interned with the hotel and restaurant workers union UNITE-HERE! Local 2. Grumbach was also active in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

In the News

Jacob M. Grumbach quoted on the paths that members of the House of Representatives took to Congress in Sahil Chinoy and Jessia Ma, "How Every Member Got to Congress" The New York Times, January 26, 2019.
Jacob M. Grumbach's research on the effects of family backgrounds on politicians' engagement with economic issues discussed in Lydia DePillis, "How Growing Up Poor Changes Politicians," The Washington Post, May 6, 2015.
Jacob M. Grumbach quoted on the need for civil disobedience in Jade Hernandez, "Occupy Protesters Marched for Immigrant Rights" KTVU News, 2011.