Robert Boatright teaches courses on American political behavior, political parties, campaigns and elections, interest groups, political participation, and political theory. He has served as a research fellow at the Campaign Finance Institute, as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, and as a research associate at the American Judicature Society. He has published books and articles on campaign finance reform, congressional redistricting, the congressional budget process, and on various aspects of jury service. His most recent book is Getting Primaried: The Changing Politics of Congressional Primary Challenges (University of Michigan Press, 2013).
Boatright is currently completing a book manuscript on the history and dynamics of congressional primary elections. Other current research interests include comparative campaign finance and the role of ideological appeals in campaigns.