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James A. McCann

James A. McCann

Professor // Political Science

Professor // Latin American Studies // SIS

Professor // SIS

Co-Coordinator, Advanced Methods at Purdue

Public Opinion, Elections

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2216G


Phone: (765) 494-0738

Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A. Illinois State University



American Politics
Political Methodology
Comparative Politics
Public Policy
Politics of Groups and Identities



Co-Coordinator, Advanced Methods at Purdue: The Behavioral, Health, and Social Sciences (AMAP)
Affiliated Faculty, Latin American and Latino Studies


Research Summary

Public opinion and political psychology; campaigns and elections; political parties; immigrant incorporation; survey design and methodology.


Awards and Appointments

Faculty Mentor Champion Award, Horizons Student Support Services, 2017.

Pi Sigma Alpha (Delta Omega Chapter) Professor of the Year, 2016-2017.

Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY, September 2014 - January 2015; September 2010 - January 2011.

Guest Scholar, Governance Studies Program, Brookings Institution, Washington D.C., 2002 - 2003.


Selected Publications

McCann, James A., Cristina Escobar, and Renelinda Arana. 2019. "Mexicans and Colombians at Home and Abroad: A Comparative Study of Political Engagement." Latin American Research Review 54 (1): 16–34. doi: 10.25222/larr.191

McCann, James A. and Michael Jones-Correa (Journal co-editors). 2016. “Immigrants Inside Politics/Outside Citizenship." Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 2 (3).

McCann, James A. and Katsuo Nishikawa Chávez. 2016. "Partisanship by Invitation: Immigrants Respond to Political Campaigns.Journal of Politics 78 (4). 

McCann, James A. and Jorge I. Domínguez. 1996. Democratizing Mexico: Public Opinion and Electoral Choices. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.