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Isaac Hale

About

My research agenda focuses broadly on electoral systems, legislative representation, political behavior and public opinion. My dissertation project, chaired by Professors Matthew S. Shugart and James F. Adams, focuses on what how electoral systems shape electoral outcomes and candidate behavior. In addition to my dissertation, I am also involved in projects analyzing how racial attitudes affect voter behavior and legislative representation, particularly in recent U.S. elections.

To learn more about my dissertation and current projects, please visit my website at www.isaacdhale.com

Selected Publications

Hale, Isaac. 2019. "Candidate Extremism and Electoral Design in U.S. State Legislative Elections." Social Science Quarterly

Hale, Isaac. 2019. "The Compound Effects of Candidate Race and Racial Resentment in US House Elections." Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Hale, Isaac. 2019. "Abandon Ship? An Analysis of Tactical Voting Among Liberal Democrat Voters in the 2015 UK Election." Parliamentary Affairs.

Hale, Isaac and Carlos Algara (University of California, Davis). 2019. "The Distorting Effects of Racial Animus on Proximity Voting in the 2016 Elections." Electoral Studies. 58(2019): 58-69.

Highton, Benjamin, Robert Huckfeldt, and Isaac Hale. 2016. "Some General Election Consequences of California's Top-Two Primary System." The California Journal of Politics & Policy, 8(2).

Teaching

As an Associate Instructor at the University of California, Davis, I have developed and taught the following courses:

  • Introduction to American Politics, Fall 2017 & Winter 2018
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics, Summer 2017 & Summer 2018
  • The Legislative Process, Winter 2019

 

Please see www.isaacdhale.com  for a comprehensive list of classes I have both instructed and served as a TA for, along with associated course materials..

Awards

2019 Marvin Zetterbaum Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Instruction, Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis

2019 Department of Political Science Travel Grant to Attend the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

2018 Graduate Student Association Travel Award to Attend the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association

2017 Department of Political Science Travel Grant to Attend the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

2017 Graduate Student Association Travel Award to Attend the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association

2014-15 Provost's Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences