Thomas M. Carsey

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Thomas Carsey is the Thomas J. Pearsall Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests center on the general process of representation in U.S. national and subnational politics. More specifically, he studies electoral behavior, campaigns, political parties, and legislatures in the U.S. He is particularly interested in how contextual factors such as campaign information, the racial make-up of a place, or institutions shape political attitudes and behavior. He also has an interest in methods.