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Christian Grose

Associate Professor of Politicial Science

Contact Information
E-mail: cgrose@dornsife.usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1683
Office: VKC 327

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Biographical Sketch

Christian Grose is Associate Professor of Political Science in Dornsife College at the University of Southern California. He is also Associate Professor in the Price School of Public Policy (by courtesy). Christian's research interests include political institutions and political representation. Current and recent research is on U.S. legislatures, the presidency, race and ethnicity, the effect of war casualties on U.S. voting behavior, financial interests and stock market investments of legislators, and field experiments.

 

Christian is the author of the award-winning Congress in Black and White: Race and Representation in Washington and at Home (Cambridge University Press, 2011). In addition, he has published articles in scholarly journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Annual Review of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Polity, and Presidential Studies Quarterly.

 

Christian received a best book award from the American Political Science Association's Race, Ethnicity, and Politics section; a CQ Press award for the best paper on legislative studies presented at the American Political Science Association meeting. He is also a previous recipient of the Carl Albert award for the best dissertation in legislative politics from the American Political Science Association.

 

Education

Ph.D. , University of Rochester, 2003
B.A. , Duke University, 1996
 

Description of Research

Research Specialties

American politics; representation; political institutions, Congress, legislatures, executive branch; race/ethnicity; elections and voting; war casualties and elections; voting rights policy; political methodology, ideal point estimation, field experiments, elite interviews.
 

Publications

Book

Grose, C. R. (2011). Congress in Black and White: Race and Representation in Washington and at Home. New York: Cambridge University Press, published January 2011. Click here for book.
 

Journal Article

Grose, C. R. (2014). Field Experimental Work on Political Institutions. Annual Review of Political Science. Vol. 17, pp. 355-70. Click here for article.
Grose, C. R., Malhotra, N., Van Houweling, R. P. (2014). Explaining Explanations: How Legislators Explain their Policy Positions and How Citizens React. American Journal of Political Science, accepted/forthcoming..
Clinton, J. D., Bertelli, A. M., Grose, C. R., Lewis, D. E., Nixon, D. C. (2012). Separated Powers in the United States: The Ideology of Agencies, Presidents, and Congress. American Journal of Political Science. Vol. 56 (2), pp. 341-54. Click here for article.
Bertelli, A. M., Grose, C. R. (2011). The Lengthened Shadow of Another Institution: The Ideological Preferences of the Executive Branch and Congress. American Journal of Political Science. Vol. 55 (4), pp. 767-781. Click here for article.
Yoshinaka, A., Grose, C. R. (2011). Ideological Hedging in Uncertain Times: Inconsistent Legislative Representation and Voter Enfranchisement. British Journal of Political Science. Vol. 41 (4), pp. 765-794. Click here for article.
Grose, C. R., Husser, J., Yoshinaka, A. (2010). Plus Ça Change: Race, Gender, and Issue Retrospections in the 2008 U.S. Election. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. Vol. 20 (2), pp. 187-211. Click here for article.
Grose, C. R., Middlemass, K. M. (2010). Listen to What I Say, Not How I Vote: Congressional Support of the President. Social Science Quarterly. Vol. 91 (1), pp. 143-167. Click here for article.
Bertelli, A. M., Grose, C. R. (2009). Secretaries of Pork? A New Theory of Distributive Politics. Journal of Politics. Vol. 71 (3), pp. 926-945. Click here for article.
Grose, C. R., Oppenheimer, B. I. (2007). The Iraq War, Partisanship, and Candidate Attributes: Explaining Variation in Partisan Swing in the 2006 U.S. House Elections. Legislative Studies Quarterly. Vol. 32 (4), pp. 531-557. Click here for article.
Grose, C. R., Mangum, M., Martin, C. (2007). Race, Political Empowerment, and Constituency Service: Descriptive Representation and the Hiring of African-American Congressional Staff. Polity. Vol. 39 (4), pp. 449-478. Click here for article.
Middlemass, K. M., Grose, C. R. (2007). The Three Presidencies? Legislative Position-taking in Support of the President on Domestic, Foreign, and Homeland Security Policies in the 107th Congress. Congress & the Presidency. Vol. 34 (2), pp. 57-80. Click here for article.
Bertelli, A. M., Grose, C. R. (2007). Agreeable Administrators? The Public Positions of Cabinet Secretaries and Presidents. Presidential Studies Quarterly. Vol. 37 (2), pp. 228-247. Click here for article.
Grose, C. R. (2007). Cues, Endorsements, and Heresthetic in a High-profile Election: Racial Polarization in Durham, North Carolina. PS: Political Science and Politics. Vol. 40 (2), pp. 325-332. Click here for article.
Grose, C. R. (2006). Bridging the Divide: Interethnic Cooperation, Minority Media Outlets, and the Coverage of Latino, African-American, and Asian-American Members of Congress. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics. Vol. 11 (4), pp. 115-130. Click here for article.
Bertelli, A. M., Grose, C. R. (2006). The Spatial Model and the Senate Trial of President Clinton. American Politics Research. Vol. 34 (4) Click here for article.
Grose, C. R. (2005). Disentangling Constituency and Legislator Effects in Legislative Representation. Social Science Quarterly. Vol. 86 (2), pp. 427-443. Click here for article.
Grose, C. R., Yoshinaka, A. (2005). Partisan Politics and Electoral Design: The Enfranchisement of Felons and Ex-felons in the U.S., 1960-1999. State and Local Government Review. Vol. 37 (1), pp. 49-60. Click here for article.
Grose, C. R., Yoshinaka, A. (2003). The Electoral Consequences of Party Switching by Incumbent Members of Congress, 1947-2000. Legislative Studies Quarterly. Vol. 28 (1), pp. 55-75. Click here for article.
 

Honors and Awards

2012 winner of Best Book on Race, Ethnicity, and Representation award; issued by American Political Science Association section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics., Fall 2012   
Recipient of CQ Press award for the best paper on legislative studies presented at the 2009 American Political Science Association meeting (awarded Sept. 2010), Fall 2010   
Carl Albert award for the best dissertation in legislative politics, American Political Science Association Legislative Politics section, 2003-2004   
 

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

Field Coordinator for American Politics, Political Science and International Relations Ph.D. program., 2012-  
 

Committees

Member, Steering Committee, Political Science and International Relations Ph.D. program, 2013-  
Member, Executive Committee, Political Science department., 2013-2014   
 

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Political Science, 2013-  
Editorial Board, American Journal of Political Science, 2010-2013  
 

Professional Offices

Treasurer, American Political Science Association; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section., 2013-2014   
 
 
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