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Bernard L. Fraga
Assistant Professor


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  • B.A., Stanford University, 2008
  • A.M., Harvard University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2013

Bernard Fraga's research interests are in the areas of American electoral politics, race and ethnic politics, and political behavior. Broadly, he studies how group identities and electoral contexts impact individual political behavior. Professor Fraga's methodology tends toward the statistical analysis of observational, large-N data associated with voter registration records and election results. He also conducts research on election law and electoral institutions in the United States.

 His most recent research projects examine how the demographic and partisan composition of congressional districts impacts who votes and who runs for office. A second set of projects explores the impact of close elections on voter behavior and attitudes. Professor Fraga has published and forthcoming articles on these topics in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.