The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of former Republican congresswoman Mia Love as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow.

Mia Love served as the US Representative for Utah's 4th district from 2015-2019. She was the first black female Republican elected to Congress. At the start of the 2015 Congress, she was appointed to the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve. She also joined the Congressional Black Caucus after taking her seat. Since leaving Congress, Love has joined CNN as a contributor.

"Mia's experience in and knowledge of US politics will be an invaluable asset for the Centre as we edge closer to the 2020 US presidential election. Mia is also uniquely positioned to offer insight on the fascinating state of ideas inside the Republican Party in the age of Trump," CEO Simon Jackman said.

"We look forward to welcoming Mia to Australia in the coming months where she can share those insights in person."

Before joining Congress, Love was elected mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah in 2010, having previously served on its city council. She was born in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York and holds a B.A. from the University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut.

You can read more about Mia Love in The Sydney Morning Herald's profile, published Sunday.

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