Kathleen C. Weaver (Katie) is Assistant Director of the Center for Public Policy Research. She earned a B.A. in political science and English from Tulane University in 2013 and an M.A. in social and cultural analysis from New York University in 2015. Alongside her work at The Murphy Institute, Katie is pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at Tulane. Prior to joining the Murphy Institute, Katie worked in book publishing, serving as Assistant Editor in politics at Oxford University Press. She is also the former editor of The Bayou Brief, an online publication focused on Louisiana politics.