Richard Jules 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
Research and Academic Interests
Departments and Programs
- POLI 140. American Politics
- POLI 341. Seminar in Congressional Politics: U.S. House and Senate Election
In the Media
The color of Dutchess: How Republicans have held off the blue wave so far
Richard Born, Professor of Political Science, talked to the Poughkeepsie Journal about the state of politics in Dutchess County.
Professor of Political Science Richard Born talked about ensuring the best representation in the upcoming U.S. election in a WalletHub interview.
Poughkeepsie Journal taps Political Science Professor Richard Born for his thoughts on potential outcomes for local assembly races in Mid-Hudson Valley
Trump’s Backing of Donovan May Muddle Staten Island’s Love for Grimm
Richard Born, Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a New York Times story about how a presidential endorsement is impacting a Staten Island congressional race.
No Friends of Pelosi in Yet Another Crucial House Race
Can John Faso Keep his Head Above Water when the Blue Wave Hits?
Richard Born, Professor of Political Science, was quoted in a Chronogram story about the political climate for those running for office during the midterm election.