Dr. Thomas Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he teaches courses in American government. He is author of Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South and co-author of Devolution and Black State Legislators: Challenges and Choices in the Twenty-First Century. His book examining the rise of congressional Republicans in the post-Reagan era is forthcoming from Yale University Press.
A political columnist for the Baltimore Sun, Schaller has published commentaries in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The American Prospect, Politico, Salon and The Boston Globe, and appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, The Colbert Report, MSNBC, National Public Radio, The Tavis Smiley Show, and C-SPAN’s BookTV and Washington Journal programs.
On behalf of the U.S. State Department, Schaller has lectured on American elections in Brazil, Egypt, India, Italy, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey. He resides in Washington, DC.