David Damore

Chair and Professor, Department of Political Science
Brookings Mountain West Fellow in Governance Studies
Expertise: American Politics, Elections, Campaigns, Public Policy at State and National Levels, Latino Politics

Biography

David Damore is professor and chair of the UNLV Department of Political Science and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in American politics and research methods.

Professor Damore studies campaigns and elections and policymaking in the U.S. at both the national and state levels. His research has been published in the Journal of PoliticsPolitical Research QuarterlyPolitical Behavior, and American Politics Research. He has also written numerous book chapters on various aspects of Nevada politics and policy making.

He is currently working on projects examining the policymaking capacity of the Nevada Legislature, the causes and consequences of the growth in Nevada's Latino community (with John Tuman) and how Nevada's geography has shaped the state's political and economic development since its founding.

In addition to his position at UNLV, Professor Damore is a Brookings Mountain West fellow, a senior analyst for Latino Decisions, and an advisor to Project Vote Smart. He also regularly comments on Nevada governmental and political issues for local, national, and international media outlets.

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Davis
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Georgia
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego

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David Damore In The News

KNPR News
January 6, 2021
Two UNLV professors find little to like about a Pahrump attorney's call to create a new state out of rural Nevada--excluding Clark County and Las Vegas.
Public News Service
December 14, 2020
The Electoral College meets today, and Nevada's six electoral votes are set to go to President-elect Joe Biden, despite attempts by the Trump campaign to overturn the results.
Nevada Current
December 4, 2020
In November’s election Nevada voters narrowly rejected Question 1. The legislatively referred constitutional amendment proposed to change the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada from a constitutional to a statutory body in order to more effectively facilitate legislative oversight of higher education.
Nevada Newsmakers
December 1, 2020
Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute Executive Director Robert Lang and Department Chair of Political Science David Damore discuss their book, Blue Metros, Red States on Nevada Newsmakers.

Articles Featuring David Damore

"I Voted" stickers
Campus News | January 5, 2021
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.
Campus News | December 10, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.
Campus News | November 5, 2020
A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.
Blue Metros, Red States book cover
Research | October 15, 2020
UNLV research team explores the population and politics of 13 swing states, pushing beyond the old blue state-red state model and painting a new picture where changing suburbs influence outcomes.