Florida State University

Political Science

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Robert Jackson


Specialization: Political participation, voting behavior, U.S. Elections

Areas of Interest: American Politics

Bellamy 539 (Tuesday and Wednesday: 1-3 p.m., or by appointment)



Curriculum Vitae


Robert Jackson arrived at Florida State University in 2002 after spending six years on the faculty at Washington State University. Jackson grew up in southwestern Indiana, receiving his B.S. in political science from the University of Evansville. Jackson received a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University in 1994.

Selected Publications

Carlisle Rainey and Robert A. Jackson. “Unreliable Inferences about Unreliable Processes: A Critique of Partial Observability Models.” Political Science Research and Methods 6 (April 2018):381-91.

Jeffrey K. Staton, Robert A. Jackson, and Damarys Canache. “Dual Nationality Among Latinos: What Are the Implications for Political Connectedness?” The Journal of Politics 69 (May 2007):470-82.

Robert A. Jackson and Thomas M. Carsey. “U.S. Senate Campaigns, Negative Advertising, and Voter Mobilization in the 1998 Midterm Election.” Electoral Studies 26 (March 2007):180-95.

Robert A. Jackson and Jason C. Sides. “Revisiting the Influence of Campaign Tone on Turnout in Senate Elections.” Political Analysis 14 (Spring 2006):206-18.