Research/Areas of Interest:
Abortion, Social Policy, Political Science, Social Movements, Gender-Based Violence


  • Masters of Public Affairs, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, United States
  • Ph.D., Social Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, United States


Jamie Morgan is a political scientist specializing in social movements and policy. She teaches policy analysis and advocacy classes at Tufts University School of Medicine. Insights from her interest in experiential learning have been published in PS: Political Science & Politics. She is an incoming American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellow in the 2023-2024 cohort, gaining first-hand knowledge of Capitol Hill politics and policy.

Jamie received her doctorate from the Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University, where she stayed on as a Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity. Her research uses a reproductive justice approach to study institutional processes, propose policy, and craft community responses. Embedded ethnographic research for her dissertation traced the intertwined story of reproductive care and contentious politics in a Midwestern community from Roe to Dobbs.

She holds a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University South Bend. Her MPA research calculated the individual cost of state-level regulation on abortion seekers. Before her doctoral studies, she served the City of South Bend as senior staff in the Office of Mayor Pete Buttigieg. She managed policy, special projects, and legislative affairs with a portfolio emphasis on health and human services. As a community advocate, Jamie instituted the annual South Bend Pride festival and helped open the only independent abortion clinic in Northern Indiana.