Terri Bimes is an associate teaching professor in the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research specializes on the historical development of the presidency and presidential rhetoric. In her book project, "The Metamorphosis of Presidential Populism," she investigates the relationship between state-building and the use of populist rhetoric. Her previous publications have examined presidential rhetoric, divided government and the 2000 presidential election. In addition to teaching, Terri also runs the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship.