Michael Latner

Michael Latner


Senior Fellow

Union of Concerned Scientists


  • Voting Rights
  • Representation
  • Electoral System Design

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About Michael Latner


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California at Irvine (2008) 
  • M.A., Political Science, University of California at Irvine (2004) 
  • B.A., Political Science, California State University Chico (1995)

Courses taught: 

  • POLS 112: Introduction to American and California Government
  • POLS 316: Political Participation
  • POLS 317: Campaigns and Elections
  • POLS 375: California Politics
  • POLS 445: Voting Rights and Representation
  • POLS 560: Quantitative Methods 
  • POLS 568: Democracy, Design & Public Policy

Recent publications:

  • Keena, A., Latner, M., McGann, A., & Smith, C. (2021). Gerrymandering the States: Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108995849
  • McGann, A., Smith, Charles A., Latner, Michael, and Alex Keena, "Gerrymandering in America: The House of Representatives, The Supreme Court, and the Future of Political Sovereignty," forthcoming, Cambridge University Press
  • Latner, M., "Darwinian Democracy? How Evolutionary Theory Informs Constitutional Design" forthcoming in Handbook of Biology and Politics, Elgar Publishing
  • McGann, A., Smith, Charles A., Latner, Michael, and Alex Keena, “A Discernable and Manageable Standard for Partisan Gerrymandering.” forthcoming, Election Law Journal
  • McGann, A. and Michael Latner, July 2013, “The Calculus of Consensus Democracy: Rethinking Patterns of Democracy without Veto Players” Comparative Political Studies
  • Latner, M. and Kyle roach, 2011. “Mapping the Consequences of Electoral Reform” in California Journal of Politics and Policy
  • Latner, M. and Anthony McGann, 2005. “Geographical Representation Under Proportional Representation: The Cases of Israel and The Netherlands,” Electoral Studies 

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