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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

Research focus:
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, J.A., Jones-Correa, M. "Political Incorporation, Interrupted? The Effects of Loss and Distress Following the 2016 U.S. Elections on the Civic Attitudes and Involvement of Latino Immigrants." Polit Behav 45, 469–489 (2023).

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.