Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., New York University
Adam Bonica is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. His research focuses on ideology, campaign finance and interest groups politics. His main dissertation project developed a new methodology for measuring the ideology of political actors using campaign finance records. By leveraging a large-scale database of contributions made to campaigns at every level of American politics, the method is able to recover a unified set of ideological measures for not only elected legislators but also for challengers, presidential and gubernatorial candidates, judicial candidates, ballot measures and other campaigns, as well as thousands of political organizations and millions of private donors. He is currently using the measures to examine the extent to which recent developments in campaign finance have contributed to partisan polarization. Bonica received his Ph.D from New York University. Before joining the Stanford faculty, he was a fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University.
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