department of political science
David A. Hopkins joined the Boston College political science department in 2010. His research and teaching interests include American political parties and elections, the U.S. Congress, voting behavior, public opinion, and research methods.
David is the co-author of Presidential Elections: Strategies and Structures of American Politics (with Nelson W. Polsby, Aaron Wildavsky, and Steven E. Schier, Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). His recent articles include “The 2008 Election and the Political Geography of the New Democratic Majority” (Polity, July 2009); “The Empirical Implications of Electoral College Reform” (with Darshan J. Goux, American Politics Research, November 2008), and “The Political Geography of Party Resurgence” (with Laura Stoker, in Who Gets Represented?, Peter K. Enns and Christopher Wlezien, eds., Russell Sage Foundation, 2011).
His current research includes a project investigating the causes and consequences of increasing geographic polarization in American elections.