Sturm Hall, 2000 East Asbury Avenue Denver, CO 80208
What I do
Professor of Political Science
Director, Center on American Politics
political parties, American Politics, polarization, nominations, state legislatures, social networks, campaigns and elections
Seth Masket is a professor of political science and the director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver. He is the author of "The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How they Weaken Democracy" (Oxford, 2016) and "No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures" (Michigan, 2009). He studies political parties, campaigns and elections, and state legislatures. He contributes regularly at Pacific Standard, Vox/Mischiefs of Faction, and FiveThirtyEight. He is currently writing a book for Cambridge University Press on the Democratic Party’s interpretations of the 2016 election and its preparations for 2020.
Ph.D., Political Science, UCLA, 2004
MA, Political Management, George Washington University, 1996
BA, Political Science, UC Berkeley, 1991
American Political Science Association
Political parties, campaigns and elections, state legislatures.
Areas of Research
campaigns and elections
Collaborative Research: Healing the Rifts - A Study of Intraparty Factionalism at Presidental Nominating Conventions