James a. Stimson


James Stimson, Raymond Dawson Professor of Political Science, earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. from UNC in 1970. He returned to Chapel Hill in 1997 after appointments to the political science faculties of SUNY at Buffalo, Florida State, and the Universities of Houston, Iowa, and Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has won the Eulau and Kammerer Awards of the American Political Science Association, the Chastain Award Graduate of the Southern Political Science Association, the Pi Sigma Alpha Award of the Midwest Political Science Association, and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York system. Former editor of Political Analysis, he has served on the editorial boards of American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Methodology, Public Opinion Quarterly, andAmerican Politics Quarterly and authored articles in all the major journals of political science. Authored or co-authored books include the following: Yeas and Nays: Normal Decision-Making in the U.S. House of Representatives (1975), Issue Evolution: Race and the Transformation of American Politics (1989), Public Opinion in America: Moods, Cycles and Swings (1991, 1998), and The Macro Polity (2002). The focus of current work is macro theory and research on American politics, with particular emphasis on connecting mass behavior to governance in Washington and on the role of economics in political life. His current book, Tides of Consent, is an extension of the opinion dynamics work written for a general audience. His teaching interests are American politics generally and public opinion specifically, along with a methods focus in time series analysis.



Raymond Dawson Professor of Political Science

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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