Christian Grose

Associate Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., Political Science
University of Rochester
USC Dornsife & USC Price
CPA 327
Los Angeles, California 90089-0044

Bio

Christian Grose is Associate Professor of Public Policy; and Political Science and International Relations. He is the Academic Director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, and previously was the Director of Political Science and International Relations. He is the author of more than 30 articles and chapters about American politics, public policy; legislative politics; executive politics; race and ethnicity; and political representation; including in the American Journal of Political Science; the Journal of Politics; the British Journal of Political Science; Political Research Quarterly; and Legislative Studies Quarterly. His book Congress in Black and White (Cambridge University Press) won the best book on race and politics award from the American Political Science Association.  His research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and the MIT Election Data Science Center.  Grose’s research has been profiled in the Washington Post, the New York TimesNational Public Radio, and other media outlets.

Grose directs USC’s Political Reform Lab, where researchers, students, and policy practitioners work together to generate new ideas to reform American democracy.  He is also an expert in political reforms and voting rights, including the top-two primary and the independent redistricting commission. His research often uses field and survey experimental techniques to answer questions about public policy, political institutions, and elite behavior. Some of this research involves partnerships with practitioners and the community.

In 2020, Dr. Grose was named the Herman Brown Distinguished Scholar, an award given annually to a U.S. political scientist. He previously received the CQ Press award for the best paper on legislative studies presented at the American Political Science Association meeting. He is also a previous recipient of the Carl Albert award for the best dissertation in legislative politics from the American Political Science Association.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Grose, C. R. (2011). Congress in Black and White: Race and Representation in Washington and at Home. New York: Cambridge University Press, published January 2011. Click here for book.

Grose, C. R. (2015). Field Experiments on Elected and Public Officials: Ethical Obligations and Requirements. In Scott Desposato (ed.), Ethics and Experiments (Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science), forthcoming Oct. 2015. Click here for book chapter.

Mendez, M., & Grose, C. (2018). Doubling Down: Inequality in Responsiveness and the Policy Preferences of Elected Officials. Legislative Studies Quarterly, 43(3), 457–491. https://doi.org/10.1111/lsq.12204

Grose, C. R., Malhotra, N., Van Houweling, R. P. (2015). Explaining Explanations: How Legislators Explain their Policy Positions and How Citizens React. American Journal of Political Science. Vol. 59 (3), pp. 724-43. Click here for article.

Grose, C. R. (2014). Field Experimental Work on Political Institutions. Annual Review of Political Science. Vol. 17, pp. 355-70. Click here for article.

Clinton, J. D., Bertelli, A. M., Grose, C. R., Lewis, D. E., Nixon, D. C. (2012). Separated Powers in the United States: The Ideology of Agencies, Presidents, and Congress. American Journal of Political Science. Vol. 56 (2), pp. 341-54. Click here for article.

Bertelli, A. M., Grose, C. R. (2011). The Lengthened Shadow of Another Institution: The Ideological Preferences of the Executive Branch and Congress. American Journal of Political Science. Vol. 55 (4), pp. 767-781. Click here for article.

Yoshinaka, A., Grose, C. R. (2011). Ideological Hedging in Uncertain Times: Inconsistent Legislative Representation and Voter Enfranchisement. British Journal of Political Science. Vol. 41 (4), pp. 765-794. Click here for article.

Grose, C. R., Husser, J., Yoshinaka, A. (2010). Plus Ça Change: Race, Gender, and Issue Retrospections in the 2008 U.S. Election. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. Vol. 20 (2), pp. 187-211. Click here for article.

Grose, C. R., Middlemass, K. M. (2010). Listen to What I Say, Not How I Vote: Congressional Support of the President. Social Science Quarterly. Vol. 91 (1), pp. 143-167. Click here for article.

Bertelli, A. M., Grose, C. R. (2009). Secretaries of Pork? A New Theory of Distributive Politics. Journal of Politics. Vol. 71 (3), pp. 926-945. Click here for article.

Grose, C. R., Oppenheimer, B. I. (2007). The Iraq War, Partisanship, and Candidate Attributes: Explaining Variation in Partisan Swing in the 2006 U.S. House Elections. Legislative Studies Quarterly. Vol. 32 (4), pp. 531-557. Click here for article.

Grose, C. R., Mangum, M., Martin, C. (2007). Race, Political Empowerment, and Constituency Service: Descriptive Representation and the Hiring of African-American Congressional Staff. Polity. Vol. 39 (4), pp. 449-478. Click here for article.

Middlemass, K. M., Grose, C. R. (2007). The Three Presidencies? Legislative Position-taking in Support of the President on Domestic, Foreign, and Homeland Security Policies in the 107th Congress. Congress & the Presidency. Vol. 34 (2), pp. 57-80. Click here for article.

Bertelli, A. M., Grose, C. R. (2007). Agreeable Administrators? The Public Positions of Cabinet Secretaries and Presidents. Presidential Studies Quarterly. Vol. 37 (2), pp. 228-247. Click here for article.

Grose, C. R. (2007). Cues, Endorsements, and Heresthetic in a High-profile Election: Racial Polarization in Durham, North Carolina. PS: Political Science and Politics. Vol. 40 (2), pp. 325-332. Click here for article.

Grose, C. R. (2006). Bridging the Divide: Interethnic Cooperation, Minority Media Outlets, and the Coverage of Latino, African-American, and Asian-American Members of Congress. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics. Vol. 11 (4), pp. 115-130.Click here for article.

Bertelli, A. M., Grose, C. R. (2006). The Spatial Model and the Senate Trial of President Clinton. American Politics Research. Vol. 34 (4) Click here for article.

Grose, C. R. (2005). Disentangling Constituency and Legislator Effects in Legislative Representation. Social Science Quarterly. Vol. 86 (2), pp. 427-443. Click here for article.

Grose, C. R., Yoshinaka, A. (2005). Partisan Politics and Electoral Design: The Enfranchisement of Felons and Ex-felons in the U.S., 1960-1999. State and Local Government Review. Vol. 37 (1), pp. 49-60. Click here for article.

Grose, C. R., Yoshinaka, A. (2003). The Electoral Consequences of Party Switching by Incumbent Members of Congress, 1947-2000. Legislative Studies Quarterly. Vol. 28 (1), pp. 55-75. Click here for article.