Neil Chaturvedi is an associate professor of political science at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His research and teaching interests revolve around representation and American institutions. Specifically, his work focuses on issues of race and ethnicity, Congressional behavior, the presidency, and elections and public opinion. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Legislative Studies Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, American Politics Research, The Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Politics and Religion. Neil graduated with his Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of California, Irvine. He was a Peltason Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy and has won a number of grants for the study of representation and ideology in the United States Senate as well as the development of methodological pedagogy at Cal Poly Pomona.