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; she received an M.A. en route in 2022. Prior to joining the Murphy Institute, Katie worked in book publishing, serving as Assistant Editor in politics at Oxford University Press.