Picture of Dr. James Garand, Professor of Political ScienceDr. James C. Garand 

Emogene Pliner Distinguished Professor of Political Science

PhD: University of Kentucky
Office: 212 Stubbs Hall
Phone: 225-578-2548
Fax: 225-578-2540
Email: pogara@lsu.edu 

Curriculum Vitae

Area of Interest

Dr. James C. Garand studies American politics, with research areas that include public opinion, electoral politics and behavior, legislative politics, domestic political economy, and state politics.

Selected Publications

James C. Garand, Dan Qi, and Max Magana, "Perceptions of Immigrant Threat, American Identity, and vote Choice in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election," Political Behavior (2021: forthcoming).

Joseph Essig, Ping Xu, James C. Garand, and Ceren Keser, "The Trump Effect: Elite Rhetoric and Support for Free Trade in America," American Politics Research (May 2021: 328-342).

Kate Garand Holmes and James C. Garand, "The Clash of the Rights: Explaining Attitudes Toward a Religion Exemption to the HHS Contraception Mandate," PS: Political Science and Politics (April 2018: 358-369).

James C. Garand, Ping Xu, and Belinda Davis, "Immigration Attitudes and Support for the Welfare State in the American Mass Public,"  American Journal of Political Science (January 2017: 146-162).

Angela Farizo McCarthy, Nicholas Davis, James C. Garand, and Lauren Olsen, "Religion and Attitudes Toward Redistributive Policies Among Americans," Political Research Quarterly (March 2016: 121-133).


POLI 7903: Special Topics in American Politics (Domestic Political Economy)
POLI 7962: Seminar in Research Design and Quantitative Techniques
POLI 7963: Advanced Research Methods in Social Science (OLS Regression Analysis)
POLI 7964: Special Topics in Research Methods (Categorical Data Analysis) 


James C. Garand is the Emogene Pliner Distinguished Professor of Political Science.  He has broad research interests in American politics, and his work has been published in the leading scholarly journals in political science.  He is the former editor of American Politics Quarterly (1992-1997), has served on editorial boards for several scholarly journals, and is former President of the Southern Political Science Association  (2004). In 2006 Professor Garand received the LSU Distinguished Research Master Award  in recognition of outstanding faculty accomplishments n research and scholarship.  He has received numerous teaching awards, and he has mentored numerous students who currently hold faculty or administrative appointments at colleges and universities around the country.