Cameron deHart

Lecturer of Political Science, UC Merced
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The Proliferation of State and Local Elections in the United States, 1776-1900
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Cameron DeHart’s teaching and research interests focus broadly on state and local politics in the United States. His current research catalogues the emergency powers available to policymakers in all 50 states, D.C., and the territories, and explores the development of those powers over the last century and their uses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cameron’s other research focuses on the development of representative institutions across time, from state and local elections to legislative seats for American Indian tribes and U.S. territories.


Cameron is currently a lecturer of political science at UC Merced and a researcher at the Hoover Institution. He received his PhD in Political Science in 2020 from Stanford, where he specialized in American and comparative politics. Cameron also holds an M.A. in Political Science from Stanford, and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from The Ohio State University. His research has been supported by the Tobin Project and the Bill Lane Center.


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Fields of Study
American Politics
Comparative Politics