Emily Baxter is a Research Assistant for the Economic Policy team at American Progress. In the fall of 2012, Emily worked as a field organizer for President Obama’s re-election campaign near her hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. Directly prior to her campaign work, Emily earned a master’s of science in gender from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she won the inaugural Betty Scharf Prize for Best Dissertation in Gender and Religion. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, where she studied anthropology with a focus on women’s and gender studies. As both a graduate and undergraduate student, Emily’s research and academic interests have included the importance of cross-disciplinary analysis in understanding the intersection of gender, religion, and politics, as well as the lives of women religious leaders, particularly American Catholic nuns.