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Erik Engstrom

Erik Engstrom

Professor and Director of

Undergraduate Studies- Political Science

672 Kerr Hall
Department of Political Science
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

Office Hours for Spring 2016 :

  • Mondays 1pm-3pm, or by appointment


Erik Engstrom is a Professor of Political Science and Director of Undergraduate Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.

Engstrom is a political scientist specializing in the study of U.S. political institutions, political parties, and quantitative political history. He is the author of Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy (2013, University of Michigan Press) and co-author of Party Ballots, Reform, and the Transformation of America’s Electoral System (with Samuel Kernell, 2014, Cambridge University Press). In addition, his research articles have appeared in leading political science journals including the American Political Science Review and the American Journal of Political Science. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. Prior to joining UC Davis in 2008 he taught for five years at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Research Interests:

American Politics: