Professor in the Political Science Department at UC Davis
James Adams is a professor in the Political Science Department at UC Davis. He studies voting behavior and parties’ election strategies. His book with Noam Gidron and Will Horne, American Affective Polarization in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2020) analyzes the levels, causes, and consequences of cross-party hostility and distrust across twenty western publics, including the United States. Before joining UC Davis Adams was a faculty member in the Political Science Department at UC Santa Barbara from 1994–2005. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Expertise & Interests
- Comparative politics
- Political parties and elections
- Political institutions
- Political representation