Hi! First things first, it’s pronounced “Oh-Tee-Mon.” Please, just call me Jacob.
I am a political science PhD candidate at the Harry S Truman School of Government & Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. Before moving to Missouri, I recieved my BA in Political Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Geaux Cajuns!). Professionally, my research interests include American state politics, American political institutions, interest groups, and legislative expertise. My dissertation research focuses on the procedural expertise state legislatures, committees, and legislators accrue through time and how (or if) they replace this expertise in the face of shorter time horizons.
You can download a copy of my Curriculum Vitae here.
As a bit of non-academic background, I was born and raised in the small town of Chauvin, located on the bayous of South Louisiana. I have several years of experience working in both state and local politics in Louisiana (through the Louisiana State Legislature and Lafayette Consolidated Government, respectively). If I am not researching state legislatures, you can usually find me waxing nostalgic about Louisiana cuisine, rooting for the STL Cardinals, or playing a video game… or probably a combination of all three.
PhD in Political Science, 2024 (expected)
University of Missouri
BA in Political Science and English Folklore, 2019
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Authement, Jacob, Michelangelo Landgrave, and Nicholas Weller. 2023. "Do Public Housing Agencies Discriminate Against Latinos? A Large-Scale Replication Study to Assess Discrimination" Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.30636/jbpa.61.325
Anstett, Robert, & Jacob Authement. 2022. Comparing and Contrasting the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions in Readings in American Politics, 3rd ed. edited by James W. Endersby. W.W. Norton & Company.
Anstett, Robert, & Jacob Authement. 2022. Comparing and Contrasting Political Institutions of the State of Missouri, the United States, and Other States in Readings in American Politics, 3rd ed. edited by James W. Endersby. W.W. Norton & Company.
Future Courses (tentative)