Election Experts Available: Master List

  • U.S. Elections
  • American Democracy

Looking for experts to comment on the midterm election results? We have plenty of scholars available to speak about their research. Check out the subtopics for individual lists, and find the master list of our election experts below.

Gender and Politics

Race and Politics

Voting Patterns and Rights

Immigration and the Election

Healthcare and the Election

State Races
 

Gender and Politics

Ronnee Schreiber, San Diego State University
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Expert on gender and American politics, can comment on women's electoral fortunes and status, conservative women candidates and voters.

Kira Sanbonmatsu, Rutgers University
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Expert on 2018 women candidates.

Erin Cassese, West Virginia University
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@ErinCassese
Expert on voters’ psychology, with an emphasis on gender, identity, and sexism.

Jennie Sweet-Cushman, Chatham University
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@jenniesweetcush
Experts on women candidates in Pennsylvania. Can comment on Pennsylvania races.

Anna Mitchell Mahoney, Tulane University
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@Annammahoney
Expert on state women’s caucuses, can comment on the consequences once women in office at the state level.

Mary-Kate Lizotte, Augusta University
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Expert on gender gap in voting, gender gap in public opinion, voter evaluations of women candidates. Can comment on Georgia gubernatorial race.

Beth Reingold, Emory University
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Expert on women in office. Can comment on Georgia gubernatorial race.

Joanne Connor Green, Texas Christian University
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Expert on gender in elections. Can comment on Texas races.

Race and Politics

Jessica Louce Trounstine, University of California, Merced
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@trounstine
Expert on race and incumbency in local and state level elections. Can comment on California races.

Zoltan Hajnal, University of California, San Diego
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Expert on the role of race/ethnicity and immigration in American politics. Can comment on divisions in the vote, motivations behind the vote, voting rights, or electoral institutions.

Dewey Clayton, University of Louisville
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Expert on race and politics. Can comment on the governor races in Maryland, Georgia, and Florida as well as national legislature election results.

Sophia Jordàn Wallace, University of Washington
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Expert on immigration, race, and ethnicity tied to the election.

Taeku Lee, University of California, Berkeley
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Expert on on how African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Whites voted in 60+ battleground congressional districts and six key states (Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Texas). 

Voting Patterns and Rights

Jan Leighley, American University
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Expert on voter turnout, polling and forecasts, and midterms vs. presidential electoral politics.

Jennifer McCoy, Georgia State University
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@jlynnmccoy
Expert on political polarization, elections and voting rights. Can comment on Georgia elections.

Chapman Rackaway, University of West Georgia
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@DocPolitics
Expert on campaign strategy, partisanship in voting, electioneering, campaign finance, and messaging. Can comment on elections in Kansas and Georgia.

Casey Klofstad, University of Miami
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@klofstad
Expert on societal and biological influence on political participation and immigrant political behavior.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University College of Law
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@profciara
Expert on election law and Constitutional law. Can comment on money in politics, voting rights and elections both nationally and in Florida, especially Amendment 4.

Immigration and the Election

Chris Zepeda-Millan, University of California, Los Angeles
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Expert on immigration, racial politics, and social movements.

Heide Castañeda, University of South Florida
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@CastanedaHeide
Expert on immigration. Can comment on proposed changes to birthright citizenship, changes to public charge rule, and anything border-related, especially the deployment of active-duty military. Can comment on Florida elections.

Healthcare and the Election

Emily Brunson, Texas State University
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Expert on healthcare and the election. Can comment on the human impacts of the Medicaid expansion initiatives on state ballots, healthcare reform generally. Can comment on Texas elections.

Tiffany Joseph, Northeastern University
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Expert on how public policy influences issues related to health care, immigration, and race. Can comment on Massachusetts elections.

David Jones, Boston University
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@dklinejones
Expert on Medicaid and state-level elections and congressional results’ impact on future health reform.