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Professor Thomas Scotto

Position in departmentDivision Manager (EPOP), Professional Development Seminar
Staff positionProfessor
Office hoursOn Leave for the academic year 2014/2015

Thomas J. Scotto is Professor of Government, University of Essex.  His research is in the areas of American and Canadian politics and public opinion.  At Essex since 2007, he is the author of journal articles appearing in such outlets as Public Opinion Quarterly, The Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly and Electoral Studies.  His co-authored book, Making Political Choices:  Canada and the United States was published by the University of Toronto Press, and his co-edited volume, The Canadian Election Studies, was recently published by The University of British Columbia Press.  His main research project, supported by the ESRC, seeks to understand and measure citizen foreign policy attitudes across six western democracies.


Ph.D. Duke University, 2005 in Political Science

M.A. Duke University, 2002
Tested Fields: American Politics, Political Methodology
Theme Field: Comparative Political Behaviour

B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton, 1999
Summa Cum Laude with Highest Departmental Honors in Political Science

Current research

1. Studying patterns of party support in western democracies using Mixed Latent Markov Modelling

2. ESRC funded project studying foreign policy attitudes in western democracies.

Research interests

American and Canadian Voting Behaviour

Foreign policy attitudes and public opinion

Latent Variable Modelling

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