Eric R. Schmidt, Ph.D Candidate

My name is Eric R. Schmidt. I’m a PhD Candidate in Indiana University’s Department of Political Science (expected graduation: spring 2021). I am passionate about researching and teaching American Politics and Quantitative Methods — and training undergraduates to be critically engaged democratic citizens. My research on long-term partisan change in the United States has been supported by an IU College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowship (2019-2020), and multiple competitive grants from IU’s Center on American Politics; and my work has been published in Political Behavior and P.S.: Political Science & Politics, with forthcoming contributions in the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy and Palgrave Handbook of Populism. At IU, I have trained undergraduates in high-impact research design through the Indiana Political Analysis Workshop; served as Research Assistant to the Center on American Politics; and served as Project Manager (since 2017) for the Center’s annual participation in the Cooperative Congressional Election Studies (CCES). Here’s a copy of my curriculum vitae.