Our scholars examine the role of institutions, the public and others in the political process, elections and voting behavior, public opinion, Congress, political psychology, social movements, race and the American states, among others. Two major areas of emphasis are political behavior and American national institutions.
American politics faculty members have published with the leading academic presses, including Cambridge University Press, Duke University Press, the University of Illinois Press and SUNY Press. They also publish in leading journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior and American Politics Research, among other accolades.
Students collaborate and publish with American politics faculty and train to develop rigorous theoretical research programs drawing on a wide range of sophisticated statistical and analytical methods. Our alumni hold faculty positions at institutions such as the University of North Texas, the University of Montana, the University of Akron, James Madison University and Roanoke College. Our alumni have also held leadership roles at top public opinion survey firms.