Democracy Wise, a non-partisan speaker series designed to educate on topics of key importance to our democratic system, community, and country. It returns this month with a focus on Immigration Law and Gerrymandering. Join us as USC Professor Christian Grose joins us to speak on the topic of gerrymandering. Professor Grose will be speaking about the origin of gerrymandering (how did it get its name?!), partisan gerrymandering and redistricting, in general.
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) and Director of the Political Science & International Relations (POIR) Ph.D. program. Christian's research interests include political institutions, political representation, electoral behavior and campaigns. Current and recent research is on U.S. legislatures, the presidency, race and ethnicity, campaigns, elections, and 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.