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Morris Fiorina

Wendt Family Professor of Political Science

Stanford University

Morris Fiorina is the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He received his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, and taught at Caltech and Harvard before coming to Stanford in 1998. 

Fiorina has published numerous articles and written or edited thirteen books, including Congress—Keystone of the Washington Establishment; Retrospective Voting in American National Elections; Divided Government; Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (with Samuel Abrams and Jeremy Pope); Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics (with Samuel Abrams); Unstable Majorities: Polarization, Party Sorting and Political Stalemate

Fiorina has served on the editorial boards of a dozen journals in Political Science, Political Economy, Law, and Public Policy, and from 1986-1990 served as chairman of the Board of the American National Election Studies. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. In 2006 the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section of the American Political Science Association awarded him the Warren E. Miller Prize for career contributions to the field.

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