David Damore

Professor 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 teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in American politics and research methods and serves as the Department of Political Science’s Graduate Coordinator.

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

Nevada Current
December 19, 2019
Nevada Rep. Susie Lee cast perhaps the riskiest vote yet of her budding political career Wednesday when she backed an effort to impeach the president, who narrowly won her district in 2016.
U.S. News & World Report
November 15, 2019
More than half its population is non-white, including a third of residents who are Latino. It has huge masses of rural space but is still the third most urbanized state in the nation. Its growing senior population raises concerns about retirement security, while speedy growth is putting a crunch on affordable housing. Immigration, labor unions, education and health care are all major issues here.
U.S. News & World Report
November 15, 2019
More than half its population is non-white, including a third of residents who are Latino. It has huge masses of rural space but is still the third most urbanized state in the nation. Its growing senior population raises concerns about retirement security, while speedy growth is putting a crunch on affordable housing. Immigration, labor unions, education and health care are all major issues here.
Fortune
October 25, 2019
President Donald Trump has frequently deployed opinions on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as political chips. Dating back to his first presidential campaign and continuing throughout his first term, he has vacillated between “they have to go” and “we're going to show great heart … I love these kids."

Articles Featuring David Damore

A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus NewsSeptember 25, 2019
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.
David Damore
Campus NewsOctober 13, 2016
Political science professor David Damore is one of UNLV's go-to sources for context on the state’s hot-button issues.
Voting line
Business and CommunitySeptember 20, 2016
Political science professor David Damore on how just a few Nevada votes can turn an entire election.
Workers set up scaffolding
Business and CommunitySeptember 13, 2016
Boyd School of Law’s Ruben Garcia shares insight on the employment law issues that loom in this year’s election