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Mara Suttmann-Lea

Assistant Professor of American Politics, Connecticut College

Mara Suttman-Lea is an Assistant Professor of American Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College. I research and teach about election laws and administration, political parties and campaigns, and political engagement. I am also the host of the podcast What Voting Means to Me, and an avid distance runner.

I am originally from Northern Lower Michigan (Leelanau County!) but lived in Chicago (Go Cubs!) for over 10 years before moving to Connecticut. Prior to earning my PhD from Northwestern University, I studied at DePaul University (BA in Political Science and Islamic World Studies).

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State Expertise: National
Speaks: English

I can help with...

  • Mail-in Voting
  • Misinformation
  • Voter Suppression

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