Faculty Profile: John R. Alford

John R. Alford

Associate Professor

Office: 203 Herzstein  Hall
Phone: (713) 348-3364
Fax: (713) 348-5273
Email: jra@rice.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Alford's published work is mostly in the area of elections and voting behavior with an emphasis on the American Congress, although he has also published in areas as odd as coal mine safety, pro-natalist policy in Eastern Europe, and the genetics of political ideology. His current research focuses on the biology of political behavior, including brainscience and genetics, and the role of evolution in shaping human political behavior. Recent articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, Perspectives on Politics, and American Journal of Political Science.