Meet Benjamin Lauderdale, New Associate Editor for the American Political Science Review

Benjamin Lauderdale is associate professor in the London School of Economic and Political Science’s department of methodology and is affiliated faculty in the department of government. His research is focused on the preferences of and interactions between citizens, legislators and judges in the US, UK and EU, particularly with respect to political representation. He has published extensively on the US Supreme Court and has ongoing research assessing the consistency of decision-making in judicial systems in the US and Europe. He is an expert on methods for the measurement of political preferences from survey, voting, network and text data. His articles have been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Political AnalysisPublic Opinion Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Electoral Studies.


From September 1, 2016, on, submissions to the APSR will be directed to the new Editorial Team in Europe. The University of North Texas (UNT) team will begin the transfer of files to the managing office at the University of Mannheim and we expect the transition to be completed by December 31, 2016. With a backlog of two volumes, the first volume of our editorship will be published in August 2017. The vote by the APSA Council to move the editorship of APSR for the first time outside the United States is an extraordinary historical decision that will help to further globalize APSR and thus to represent our discipline in a broader manner. We are excited by this challenge and very grateful for the confidence expressed in our team by the APSA council to host the Review in Europe for the next four years. At the same time, we are aware of the concerns about this transition and would like to take this opportunity to share with the membership our general vision and plans for the journal as we move forward in this process.

Read more about plans for APSR here.