Robert Boatright

Robert G. Boatright

Guest Speaker

Professor and Chair, Political Science Department, Clark University

Dr. Boatright teaches courses on American political behavior, political parties, campaigns and elections, interest groups, political participation, and political theory. He has served as a research fellow at the Campaign Finance Institute, as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, and as a research associate at the American Judicature Society. He is currently the director of research for the National Institute of Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona. He has published books and articles on campaign finance reform, congressional redistricting, the congressional budget process, and on various aspects of jury service. His most recent books include Getting Primaried:  The Changing Politics of Congressional Primary Challenges (University of Michigan Press, 2013) and the Handbook of Primary Elections (Routledge, 2018).