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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

  • American Politics

Departments and Programs


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