Megan Mullin

Megan Mullin

Associate Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
Grainger Hall 4118, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-1174

Megan Mullin is a scholar of American political institutions and behavior, focusing on environmental politics. She has secondary appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Sanford School of Public Policy and currently serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the University Program in Environmental Policy (UPEP). Her work has appeared in Nature, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics, among other journals, and she is author of Governing the Tap: Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water (MIT Press, 2009).


  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 2005

Mullin, M. “Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals: Challenges of Multilevel Management. By Henrik Selin..” Perspectives on Politics, vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 103–04. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S1537592710003361. Full Text

Mullin, M. “Response to Henrik Selin’s review of Governing the Tap: Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water.” Perspectives on Politics, vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S1537592710003397. Full Text

Mullin, M., and D. M. Daley. “Working with the state: Exploring interagency collaboration within a federalist system.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, vol. 20, no. 4, Oct. 2010, pp. 757–78. Scopus, doi:10.1093/jopart/mup029. Full Text

Mullin, M. “The conditional effect of specialized governance on public policy.” American Journal of Political Science, vol. 52, no. 1, Jan. 2008, pp. 125–41. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1540-5907.2007.00303.x. Full Text

Kousser, T., and M. Mullin. “Does voting by mail increase participation? Using matching to analyze a natural experiment.” Political Analysis, vol. 15, no. 4, Sept. 2007, pp. 428–45. Scopus, doi:10.1093/pan/mpm014. Full Text

Wolfinger, R. E., et al. “How postregistration laws affect the turnout of citizens registered to vote.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2005, pp. 1–23. Scopus, doi:10.1177/153244000500500101. Full Text

Mullin, M., et al. “City Caesars? Institutional structure and mayoral success in three California cities.” Urban Affairs Review, vol. 40, no. 1, Sept. 2004, pp. 19–43. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1078087404265391. Full Text

Besleme, K., and M. Mullin. “Community Indicators and Healthy Communities.” National Civic Review, vol. 86, 1997, pp. 43–52.