Richard Born

Professor of Political Science

Richard Born’s research interests lie within the area of congressional elections. His most recent work involves analyzing the consequences of the growing partisan homogeneity of US House districts. His course offerings at Vassar include American Politics, the American Presidency, Congress, Political Parties and Public Opinion, Political Analysis, and Seminar in Congressional Politics.

BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MA, PhD, Stanford University
At Vassar since 1976


Rockefeller Hall
Box 418

Research and Academic Interests

American Politics

Departments and Programs


POLI 140 American Politics
POLI 341 Seminar in Congressional Politics: U.S. House and Senate Election

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