About Morris P. Fiorina

Political Science

Morris P. Fiorina has written widely on American politics, particularly representation, public opinion, and elections. Fiorina’s research focuses on legislative and electoral processes, examining the ways in which political institutions and procedures facilitate or distort the representation of citizen preferences.

Professional positions
  • 1998–present: Professor (1998–2002) and Wendt Family Professor (2002–present), Stanford University
  • 1998–present: Senior fellow, Hoover Institution
  • 1982–1998: Professor (1982–1996) and Frank Thompson Professor (1996–1998), Harvard University
  • 1972–1982: Assistant (1972–1975), associate (1975–1976), and full (1976–1982) professor, California Institute of Technology
Notable publications
  • Fiorina, Morris P. 2017. Unstable Majorities: Polarization, Party Sorting, and Political Stalemate. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press.
  • Fiorina, Morris P., and Samuel J. Abrams. 2009. Disconnect: The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.
  • Fiorina, Morris P., Samuel J. Abrams, and Jeremy C. Pope. 2004. Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America. New York, NY: Pearson Longman.
  • Fiorina, Morris P. 2003. Divided Government. New York, NY: Pearson Longman.
  • PhD, political science, University of Rochester
  • MA, political science, University of Rochester
  • BA, political science, Allegheny College

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