Dante Scala

Phone: (603) 862-1519
Office: Political Science, Horton Social Science Center Rm 322, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Chicago
  • B.A., Philosophy, Villanova University

Research Interests

  • American elections and campaigns
  • Campaign finance
  • Presidential nomination process
  • Voter demography

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience
  • POLT 402: American Politics & Government
  • POLT 504: American Presidency
  • POLT 521: Rights & Political Community
  • POLT 522: Dissent & Political Community
  • POLT 584: Top/The End of Democracy
  • POLT 595: Smart Politics
  • POLT 602B: Washington Center Internship
  • POLT 696: Independent Study
  • POLT 705/805: Elections in the U.S.
  • POLT 796: Advanced Study
  • POLT 797B/897B: Sem/2020 US Elections

Selected Publications

Scala, D. J. (2018). Swinging in Place: New Hampshire’s Presidential Elections, 1992-2016. The New England Journal of Political Science, X(1).

Scala, D. J. (2018). New Hampshire. In Presidential Swing States. Rowman & Littlefield.

Scala, D. J. (2018). The Fuzzy Frontrunner. In Handbook on Primary Elections. Routledge.

Scala, D. J. (2018). THE FUZZY FRONTRUNNER Donald Trump and the Role of Ideology in Presidential Nomination Politics. In ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF PRIMARY ELECTIONS (pp. 290-306). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

Scala, D. J., & Johnson, K. M. (2017). Political Polarization along the Rural-Urban Continuum? The Geography of the Presidential Vote, 2000-2016. ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, 672(1), 162-184. doi:10.1177/0002716217712696

Scala, D. J., & Johnson, K. M. (2016). Red Rural, Blue Rural: The Geography of Presidential Voting in Rural America. The Geography Teacher, 13(3), 118-123. doi:10.1080/19338341.2016.1200339

Scala, D. J., Johnson, K. M., & Rogers, L. T. (2015). Red rural, blue rural? Presidential voting patterns in a changing rural America. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, 48, 108-118. doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2015.02.003

Scala, D. J. (2008). No country for old men?. SOCIETY, 45(5), 410-411. doi:10.1007/s12115-008-9132-2

Scala, D. J. (2003). Re-reading the tea leaves: New Hampshire as a barometer of presidential primary success. PS-POLITICAL SCIENCE & POLITICS, 36(2), 187-192. doi:10.1017/S1049096503002051

Scala, D. J. (2003). Stormy Weather: The New Hampshire Primary and Presidential Politics. doi:10.1057/9781403976765

Most Cited Publications