American politics

Gary Segura

Gary Segura
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
segura [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 3583
Office Location: 
Encina Hall West, Room 314
Office Hours: 
By appointment.
Biography: 

Gary M. Segura is a Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a-Latina/o Studies at Stanford University.   His work focuses on issues of political representation, and the politics to America’s growing Latino minority.  Among his most recent publications are "The Future is Ours:" Minority Politics, Political Behavior, and the Multiracial Era of American Politics (2011, Congressional Quarterly Press), Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences (2012, Cambridge University Press), and Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (2010, Temple University Press).

Paul Sniderman

Paul Sniderman
Professor of Political Science

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E-mail: 
paulms [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 3591
Office Location: 
Encina Hall West, Room 302
Biography: 

Paul M. Sniderman is the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Sniderman’s research focuses on multiculturalism and politics in Western Europe and spatial reasoning.

He coauthored When Ways of Life Collide: Multiculturalism and Its Discontents in the Netherlands (Princeton University Press, 2007) with Louk Hagendoorn.

He has published many other books, including Reasoning and Choice, The Scar of Race, Reaching beyond Race, The Outsider, and Black Pride and Black Prejudice, in addition to a plethora of articles. He initiated the use of computer-assisted interviewing to combine randomized experiments and general population survey research.

Douglas Rivers

Douglas Rivers
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
rivers [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 0769
Office Location: 
Encina Hall West, Room 301 / Hoover 108
Biography: 

Douglas Rivers is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University. He is the president and CEO of YouGov/Polimetrix.

Jack Rakove

Jack Rakove
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
rakove [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 4514
Office Location: 
Bldg. 200-117
Biography: 

Jack Rakove is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of political science and (by courtesy) law at Stanford, where he has taught since 1980. His principal areas of research include the origins of the American Revolution and Constitution, the political practice and theory of James Madison, and the role of historical knowledge in constitutional litigation. He is the author of six books, including Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (1996), which won the Pulitzer Prize in History, and Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America (2010), which was a finalist for the George Washington Prize, and the editor of seven others, including The Unfinished Election of 2000 (2001).

Jon Krosnick

Jon Krosnick
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
krosnick [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 725 3031
Alternate Telephone: 
(650) 723 2614
Office Location: 
McClatchy 434 / Encina Hall Central, Room 461
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Biography: 

Jon A. Krosnick is Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences. An expert on questionnaire design and survey research methods, he has taught courses on survey methods around the world for 30 years and has served as a methodology consultant to government agencies, commercial firms, and academic scholars. His substantive work focuses on the psychology of political attitudes and behavior. He was co-principal investigator of the American National Election Study, the nation's preeminent academic research project exploring voter decision-making and political campaign effects. Dr. Krosnick studies how the American public's political attitudes are formed, change, and shape thinking and action.

Clayton Nall

Clayton Nall
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
nall [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 725 4076
Office Location: 
Encina Hall Central, Room 442
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Biography: 

Clayton Nall is an Assistant Professor of Political Science.  His research explains how policies that manipulate geographic space change American elections, issue politics, and public policy.  Clayton's book manuscript, The Road to Division: How the American Highway System Segregates Communities and Polarizes Politics, examines how the largest public works project in U.S.

Terry Moe

Terry Moe
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
tmoe [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 725 8212
Office Location: 
Hoover 302
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Biography: 

Terry M. Moe is the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. 

He has written extensively on public bureaucracy and the presidency, as well as the theory of political institutions more generally. His articles include "The New Economics of Organization," "The Politicized Presidency," "The Politics of Bureaucratic Structure," "Political Institutions: The Neglected Side of the Story," "Presidents, Institutions, and Theory," “The Presidential Power of Unilateral Action” (with William Howell), “Power and Political Institutions,” and “Political Control and the Power of the Agent.”

Simon Jackman

Simon Jackman
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
jackman [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 4270
Office Location: 
Encina Hall West, Room 315
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Biography: 

Simon Jackman’s research centers on American electoral politics, public opinion, democratic representation and the art and science of survey research.  In recent years his research has investigated the use of Internet as a platform for survey research, to better track the evolution of public opinion and produce more politically relevant assessments of American political attitudes.  In 2007-08 he was one of the principal investigators of the Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project, an Internet-based, six-wave, longitudinal study of the American electorate leading up to the 2008 Presidential election.  Jackman co-directs the Stanford Center for American Democracy and the is one of the principal investigators of the American National Election Studies, 2010-2013.

Morris Fiorina

Morris Fiorina
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
mfiorina [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 0254
Office Location: 
Hoover 201
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Biography: 

Morris P. Fiorina is the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He received an undergraduate degree from Allegheny College (1968) and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester (1972), and taught at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard University before coming to Stanford in 1998. Fiorina has written widely on American government and politics, with special emphasis on topics in the study of representation and elections.

Justin Grimmer

Justin Grimmer
Associate Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
jgrimmer [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 3156
Office Location: 
Encina Hall West, Room 414
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Biography: 

Justin Grimmer is an associate professor of political science at Stanford University.  His research examines how representation occurs in American politics using new statistical methods.   His first book Representational Style in Congress: What Legislators Say and Why It Matters (Cambridge University Press, 2013) shows how senators define the type of representation they provide constituents and how this affects constituents' evaluations.  His second book The Impression of Influence: How Legislator Communication and Government Spending Cultivate a Personal Vote (Under Review, with Sean J.

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