Christian Grose

  • Associate Professor
  • USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Office: (213) 740-1683

Expertise Summary

Expert in U.S. politics and government, especially the role of race in the political process


  • Election 2016, 2020
  • 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