Richard Fox teaches and researches in the areas of U.S. Congress, elections, media
and politics and gender politics. Prior to coming to Loyola Marymount, he was an
associate professor and chair of the political science department at Union College in
Schenectady, New York. In recent years he has also held visiting appointments at Rutgers
University, College Year in Athens, and colleges affiliated with Mumbai University. Most
recently he has completed work on an edited volume with Jennifer Ramos entitled
iPolitics: Citizens, Elections, and Governing in the New Media Era (forthcoming,
Cambridge). He also recently completed, with Jennifer L. Lawless, It Still Takes a
Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office (Cambridge 2010). He is also co-author of
Tabloid Justice: The Criminal Justice System in the Age of Media Frenzy, 2 nd ed.
(Rienner, 2007) and coeditor of Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American
Politics ( Cambridge, 2010). His work has appeared in such journals as Political
Psychology, The Journal of Politics , American Journal of Political Science, Social
Problems, PS, and Politics and Gender . He is currently working on a project examining
political ambition and why people choose to run for elective office. He has also written
op-ed articles, some of which have appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street
Journal. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College, he earned his M.A. and Ph.D
from the University of California , Santa Barbara. 



Gaining and Losing Interest in Running for Public Office: The Concept of Dynamic Political Ambition (with Jennifer L. Lawless), Political Science Faculty Works (2011)

Considering a candidacy for public office involves pondering the courageous step of going before an...



Studying Gender in U.S. Politics: Where Do We Go from Here?, Political Science Faculty Works (2011)


If Only They'd Ask: Gender, Recruitment, and Political Ambition (with Jennifer L. Lawless), Political Science Faculty Works (2010)

Based on data from the second wave of the Citizen Political Ambition Panel Study-our national...