Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore Endowed Professor of Political Science, University of Alabama
Richard C. Fording is an elections expert with a focus on election results, the Electoral College, in-person and mail-in voting, misinformation, polling, voting behavior, voter suppression, civil unrest, and extreme right/white nationalist movements.
The Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore Endowed Professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama, he earned his B.A. at the University of Florida (1986), and his Ph.D. from Florida State University (1998).
His primary teaching and research interests include public policy, race and politics, state politics, social movements, and quantitative methodology. He is the author or coauthor of articles appearing in a variety of journals, including American Political Science Review, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Sociology and The Journal of Politics. He is the coauthor of Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race (University of Chicago Press) and Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2020).
- Do debates matter? Students, professors weigh in in the Crimson White
- The Rise of Liberal Support for Racial Justice: The critical factor connecting protest and electoral politics today in Public Seminar
- Trends favor Tommy Tuberville in Senate election, but plenty of questions remain in the Montgomery Advertiser
- For Biden, questions remain among black voters in Super Tuesday states in CNN
I can help with...
- Election Results
- Electoral College
- In-person Voting
- Mail-in Voting
- Voter Behavior
- Voter Suppression
- Civil Unrest