Christopher Hare

University of California at Davis


Christopher Hare is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, Davis. He received my PhD in political science from the University of Georgia and his BA and MA in political science from the University of Southern Mississippi. His research agenda encompasses ideology and voting behavior in the mass public, campaign strategy, politics and religion, and political polarization. Methodologically, he is interested in measurement theory and ideal point estimation, Bayesian methods, and applying machine learning to model political behavior. I am currently working on a series of projects involving the measurement of issue salience to voters and the use of scaling methods to analyze the structure of ideology in the American electorate. I have also worked as a pro bono consultant on data anlytics projects for conservative, Republican candidates and groups, including CARLY for America.