J.D. Rackey is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Structural Democracy Project where he works on the governing institutions and electoral systems portfolios. His research focuses on the politics and procedures of the U.S. Congress with an emphasis on congressional capacity and modernization. Rackey’s work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Political Science Today and Social Science Quarterly and has been published or cited in popular press outlets such as The Washington Post, The Hill, and Roll Call. He also currently serves as a council member for the National Capital Area Political Science Association.
Prior to joining BPC, Rackey was the Director of Legislative Studies and head of the Congressional Reform program at the Sunwater Institute. He previously served as Professional Staff with the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Rackey has also been an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oklahoma and is a former American Political Science Association Public Service Fellow.