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Gregory A. Robinson

Chair, Associate Professor

Political Science


Greg Robinson studies political institutions, with a particular focus on the American context. His research in American politics has focused on two areas: partisan theories of congressional organization, and the consequences of political ambition for legislative organization. In addition, his research and teaching in political methodology focuses on the elements of research design, with a particular focus on natural experiments. His work has been published in a number of journals, including The Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Journal of Peace Research, Political Research Quarterly, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. His non-academic writing has appeared in Roll Call, The Hill, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as The Washington Post's political science blog, The Monkey Cage. His ongoing research projects include an evaluation of amendment voting in the U.S. House and a project relating House members' winning and losing on roll call votes to their electoral performance. Professor Robinson teaches courses in American politics, including courses in legislative politics, positive political theory, and American political development, as well as courses in political methodology. He joined the Binghamton faculty in 2007.


  • BS, Grand Valley State University
  • PhD, Michigan State University

Research Interests

  • American politics
  • legislative studies
  • and political institutions

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