Andy Sinclair


Thank you for visiting.  I am an Assistant Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, a liberal arts college in Claremont, California.

I teach courses in American government and public policy. Students interested in information about upcoming courses should go to the teaching page.  

In my research, I'm interested in the relationships between voters, elected politicians, and bureaucrats.  My work has spanned research into "quango" (non-departmental public bodies) reform in the UK to primary elections in the United States.  I have spent a lot of time recently on the nonpartisan top-two primary in California, including coauthoring Nonpartisan Primary Election Reform: Mitigating Mischief (Cambridge University Press).  There is a bit more about this on the research page.

I graduated with a PhD in Social Science from Caltech in 2013 and with a BA in Mathematics and Government from Claremont McKenna College in 2008. Before coming back to CMC, I taught at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, which I greatly enjoyed.

Former students from CMC and NYU should feel free to get in touch (see here).

Here is the link to my official faculty page at CMC.