Political Science

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    Department of Political Science

  • President Harrison and CSUN DC Interns, 2013
  • A Conversation with Gov. Michael Dukakis and Gov. Linda Lingle

Leigh Bradberry

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Full-time Faculty
(818) 677-5931
Office location:
ST 234



  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern College

Courses Taught

  • POLS 155 American Political Institutions
  • POLS 155HON American Political Institutions (GE Honors Program)
  • POLS 444 Elections and Voting Behavior
  • POLS 455 Criminal Procedures
  • POLS 457A Constitutional Law I
  • POLS 457B Constitutional Law II
  • POLS 471A Proseminar in American Politics
  • POLS 471F Proseminar in Public Law

Selected Publications and Presentations

“The Tea Party and the 2012 Presidential Election,” with Gary C. Jacobson.  Electoral Studies. October 2014.

“Religion in the 2012 Election” with James L. Guth.  Book chapter in The American Elections of 2012, edited by Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier and Steven E. Schier.  New York: Routledge. 2013.

Dissertation: "The Religious Dimension of Voting in the 2004 and 2008 Presidential Elections: How--and How Much--Did Religion Matter to Vote Choice?" Committee: Gary C. Jacobson (Chair); Keith T. Poole; Marisa A. Abrajano; Harvey S. Goldman; and John H. Evans

 Research and Interests

Religion and Politics; Voting and Elections; First Amendment free speech; and Privacy and the Law.