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Scott W. Desposato

Professor of Political Science

Desposato joined the faculty in Fall 2005. His general research interests include democratic institutions, campaigning, mass behavior, and political methodology. Specific projects have examined redistricting in the United States, electoral rules and federalism in Brazil, party-switching by politicians, and statistical methods for studying legislatures. Published research has appeared in The American Journal of Political ScienceThe Journal of PoliticsComparative Political Studies, and Political Analysis. His latest project, for which he has received a National Science Foundation award, examines the determinants and impacts of negative campaigning across different institutional settings.

Ph.D. UCLA, 2001
Comparative Politics, Latin America

Curriculum Vitae