Chris Bonneau PhD, Michigan State University, 2002

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Chris W. Bonneau is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has been since 2002.  His research is primarily in the areas of judicial selection (specifically, judicial elections) and judicial decisionmaking.  Bonneau's work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and he has published numerous articles, including in the American Journal of Political Science and Journal of Politics.  He is also the coauthor of three books:  Strategic Behavior and Policy Choice on the U.S. Supreme Court (2005), In Defense of Judicial Elections (2009), and the award-winning Voters' Verdicts: Citizens, Campaigns, and Institutions in State Supreme Court Elections (2015).

Professor Bonneau teaches undergraduate classes in constitutional law, judicial politics, and research methods, as well as graduate classes in judicial politics and research design.



Bonneau, Chris and Damon M. Cann. 2011. “Campaign Spending, Diminishing Marginal Returns and Campaign Finance Restrictions in Judicial Elections.” Journal of Politics 73(4): 1-14. [PDF]

Bonneau, Chris and Melinda Gann Hall. 2009. In Defense of Judicial Elections. New York: Routledge. [LINK]