Christian Grose

Expert in U.S. politics, government and elections
  • Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Public Policy
  • USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
  • Academic Director, USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy
Office: (213) 740-1683

Expertise Summary

Expert in American government, political institutions; political representation; the politics of the policy-making process; electoral behavior and campaigns; race, ethnicity, and politics; political and electoral reforms; field and survey experimental techniques to study the behavior of legislators, candidates, and other political elites.


  • U.S. politics
  • Elections
  • Political institutions
  • Political methodology
  • Partisanship
  • State legislatures
  • President and executive branch
  • Congress
  • Congressional campaigns, including midterm Congressional elections
  • Race and representation
  • African American members of Congress
  • Voting rights policy
  • Media coverage of elections
  • Policy shifts caused by health-induced vacancies in the U.S. Senate

Additional Information

  • “Congress in Black and White: African-American Representation in Washington and at Home,” 2011
  • “Crossing Over: Majority Party Control Affects Legislator Behavior and the Agenda,” 2020
  • 2010 Recipient, CQ Press award for the best paper on legislative studies presented at the 2009 American Political Science Association meeting
  • Research grant, Dirksen Congressional Research Center, 2005-2006
  • Edward Artinian award for junior faculty, Southern Political Science Association, 2005
  • Carl Albert award for the best 2003 dissertation in legislative politics, American, Political Science Association Legislative Politics section, 2004 recipient
  • Travel grant recipient, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/Canadian Political Science Association, 2003
  • National Science Foundation, doctoral dissertation research grant, 2000-2002
  • Malcolm Jewell award for best graduate student paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association meeting, 2001

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