John Dearborn is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Center for the Study of Representative Institutions and a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. His principal research and teaching interests include the Presidency, Congress, American Political Development, and American Political Thought. Exploring the relationship between ideas and political change, John’s book project examines the influence of the idea of presidential representation on Congress’s development of the institutional presidency and considers its implications for American constitutional government. His work has appeared in the Journal of Policy History, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Congress & the Presidency, and the Journal of Politics. In May 2019, he received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale with departmental distinction for his dissertation.