Gregory Koger is a professor of political science at the University of Miami. He specializes in legislative politics and political parties. After earning his B.A. at Willamette University, he worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House, then earned his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2002. He is the author of Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate, which was awarded the 2011 Fenno Prize for best book on legislative studies, and Strategic Party Government: Why Winning Trumps Ideology and Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate, written with Matthew Lebo. Both books were published by the University of Chicago Press. Koger has also published research articles on parties, lobbying, and Congress in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Political Research, the British Journal of Political Science, PS: Political Science and Politics, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics.