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Department of Political Science


David Darmofal

Title: Professor and Department Vice Chair
Department: Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-3109
Office: Gambrell, 309
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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David Darmofal is an Professor and Department Vice Chair in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. He has research interests in political behavior, American political development, and political methodology. Much of his research examines how political geography and spatial interactions shape the behavior of political actors. His methodological research interests include spatial analysis, survival analysis, and time series analysis. He is the author of Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences (published by Cambridge University Press) and co-author, with Ryan Strickler, of Demography, Politics, and Partisan Polarization in the United States, 1828–2016 (published by Springer). His research has also been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Political Science Research and Methods,  the Journal of Politics, Political Geography, Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and the Journal of Peace Research. 

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