My name is Josh Zingher and I am a doctoral candidate in political science at Binghamton University.  I am currently working on my dissertation and expect to finish in the spring of 2014.  My research focuses principally on understanding mass political behavior.  I am interested in how political institutions and social group memberships affect both individual level behavior and macro-level outcomes, such as ideological polarization and electoral coalitions.  I am especially interested in the politics of race, class, gender, and immigration.  

My research is empirically grounded--I am interested in testing hypotheses derived from theory using advanced statistical techniques.  I am particularly interested in the concept of measurement and I utilize several different measurement models in my dissertation with the goal of placing ANES respondents in a two-dimensional policy space. 

If you find any of my work interesting or would just like to chat don’t hesitate to drop me a line at


Joshua N. Zingher

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science

Binghamton University