Andrew Sidman

Andrew Sidman

Associate Professor & Chair
Phone number: 
646.557.4613
Room number and address: 
09.65.06

Education

Ph.D. Stony Brook University (2007, Political Science)

B.A.  Fordham University (2002, Political Science & Economics)

Bio

Andrew H. Sidman, Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department, received a B.A. from Fordham University and a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. He joined John Jay in 2007 and teaches a variety of courses on American politics and research methods. Dr. Sidman is author of Pork Barrel Politics: How Government Spending Determines Elections in a Polarized Era, and has published articles on Congress, the presidency, the federal judiciary, public opinion, and elections.  In addition to his academic work, Dr. Sidman has consulted on elections in Canada and the United Kingdom.

JJC Affiliations

Political Science and Law & Society

Course Taught

POL 440: Senior Seminar in American and Urban Politics and Policy
POL 409: Colloquium for Research in Government and Politics
POL 408: CUNY Washington, D.C. Summer Internship Program
POL 407: New York State Assembly/Senate Session Program
POL 313: Law & Politics of Race Relations
POL 302: Voting & Public Opinion
POL 235: Judicial Process & Politics
POL 225: Introduction to Research in Politics
POL 220: The American Presidency
POL 215: U.S. Congress
POL 101: American Government and Politics

Languages spoken/fluent in

English

Scholarly Work

Book
Sidman, Andrew H. 2019. Pork Barrel Politics: How Government Spending Determines Elections in a Polarized Era. New York: Columbia University Press.
 
Peer-Reviewed Articles
Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. N.d. "The Voting Rights Act and the Curious Case of Three-Judge District Court Panels." Law & Policy. FORTHCOMING.
 
Mak, Maxwell, Andrew H. Sidman, Vincent Palmeri, Nico Denise, and Ruben Huertero. 2021. “Judges’ Race and the Voting Rights Act: Perceived Expertise in Three-Judge District Court Panels.” Justice System Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/0098261X.2021.1881666.
 
Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2020. “Separate Opinion Writing Under Mandatory Appellate Jurisdiction: Three‐Judge District Court Panels and the Voting Rights Act.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 17(1): 116-138.
 
Johnston, Christopher D., Maxwell Mak, and Andrew H. Sidman. 2016. “On the Measurement of Judicial Ideology.” Justice System Journal 37(2): 169-188.
 
Mak, Maxwell, Andrew H. Sidman, and Udi Sommer. 2013. “Is Certiorari Contingent on Litigant Behavior? Petitioners’ Role in Strategic Auditing.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 10(1): 54-75.
 
Norpoth, Helmut, Andrew H. Sidman, and Clara H. Suong. 2013. “Polls and Elections: The New Deal Realignment in Real Time.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 43(1): 146-166.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. and Helmut Norpoth. 2012. “Fighting to Win: Wartime Morale in the American Public.” Electoral Studies 31(2): 330-341.
 
Cann, Damon M. and Andrew H. Sidman. 2011. “Exchange Theory, Political Parties, and the Allocation of Federal Distributive Benefits in the House of Representatives.” Journal of Politics 73(4): 1128-1141.
 
Lizotte, Mary-Kate and Andrew H. Sidman. 2009. “Explaining the Gender Gap in Political Knowledge.” Politics and Gender 5(2): 127-151.
 
Sidman, Andrew H., Maxwell Mak, and Matthew J. Lebo. 2008. “Forecasting Non-Incumbent Presidential Elections: Lessons Learned from the 2000 Election.” International Journal of Forecasting 24(2): 237-258.
 
Norpoth, Helmut and Andrew H. Sidman. 2007. “Mission Accomplished: The Wartime Election of 2004.” Political Behavior 29(2): 175-196.
 
Other Publications
Sidman, Andrew H. 2019. “The Political Problem with Federal Investment in Infrastructure.” Columbia University Press Blog [blog], November 13. https://www.cupblog.org/2019/11/13/the-political-problem-with-federal-investment-in-infrastructure/.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2018. “Pork Barreling (USA).” The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 2, ed. Alena Ledeneva, 385-388. London: UCL Press.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2016. “Voting Deliberatively: FDR and the 1936 Presidential Campaign.” Review of Voting Deliberatively: FDR and the 1936 Presidential Campaign, Mary E. Stuckey. Political Science Quarterly 131(4): 867-869.
 
Norpoth, Helmut, Andrew H. Sidman, and Clara Suong. 2011. “The New Deal Didn’t Cause a Democratic Realignment—World War II Did.” History News Network at George Washington University [blog], September 13. http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/141839.
 
Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2008. “Congressional Elections.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 130-134. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2008. “Determinants of Vote Choice, An Overview.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 180-182. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2008. “Election Outcome Forecasting Models.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 208-210. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2008. “Government Spending.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 284-285. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Mak, Maxwell and Andrew H. Sidman. 2008. “Suffrage.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 771-774. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2018. “Pork Barreling (USA).” The Global Encyclopedia of Informality, Volume 2, ed. Alena Ledeneva. London: UCL Press. 385-388.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2016-17. Review of Voting Deliberatively: FDR and the 1936 Presidential Campaign, by Mary E. Stuckey. Political Science Quarterly 131(4): 867-868.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Campaign Spending.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 106-107. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Challengers to Incumbents.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 117-119. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Cross Pressures, Socio-Political.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 154-156. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Incumbent.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 318-319. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Partisanship.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 483-485. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Presidential Approval Ratings & the Vote.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 542-543. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Sidman, Andrew H. 2008. “Straight Ticket Voting.” Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. Kenneth F. Warren, 767-769. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 

Research Summary

Andrew Sidman is a scholar of American politics, broadly considered. He has published work examining elite and mass political behavior and concerning all three branches of the federal government. Dr. Sidman has written extensively on pork barrel politics and congressional elections. His current research focuses on judicial decision-making, especially in the area of voting rights.

Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Congress / Legislative Process
Courts, Procedural Justice & Sentencing
Political Campaigns & Elections / Voting Rights
Presidency

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Campaigns & Elections
Congress
Federal Courts
Judicial Behavior
Political Participation & Voting Rights
Political Parties
Presidency
Public Opinion
In The Media

Print/Online

Through 2021:
 
Al Jazeera English. 2021. What’s next for disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo? [Video]. YouTube, August 11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL1a1lzguhs.
 
Byington, Lillianna. 2021. “Democratic States Reap Twice the Gains in House Highway Bill.” Bloomberg Government, June 29. https://about.bgov.com/news/democratic-states-reap-twice-the-gains-in-house-highway-bill/.
 
Martinson, Sarah. 2021. “Biden Falls Short On Criminal Justice Reform In First 100 Days.” Law360, May 2. https://www.law360.com/articles/1372323/biden-falls-short-on-criminal-justice-reform-in-first-100-days.
 
Sherman, Erik. 2021. “Earmarks Are Returning To Congress, And Maybe For The Better.” Forbes, March 28. https://www.forbes.com/sites/zengernews/2021/03/28/earmarks-are-returning-to-congress-and-maybe-for-the-better/.
 
PIX11 News at 10. February 9, 2021. I appeared in a story on the second impeachment of former President Trump and the future of the Republican Party. Clip can be found here: http://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-42408/cca5794e-f182-4e2b-8028-5147f58e8d1b/WPIX_02-09-2021_02.01.46.mp4
 
Bloomberg Quick Take Live. January 20, 2021. I was interviewed about the possibility that Trump would start a new political party. Clip can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPHUWE41Qag.
 
CUNY. 2021. “CUNY Scholars Weigh in on a Historic Inauguration.” CUNY.edu, January 20. https://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2021/01/20/cuny-scholars-weigh-in-on-a-historic-inauguration/
 
CUNY TV. 2020. “The Value of the Vote.” 219West, November 24. https://tv.cuny.edu/show/219west/PR2009805.
 
Ford, James. 2020. “How the US Senate runoff in Georgia is vital to how life, politics will be here in NY.” PIX11, November 9. https://www.pix11.com/news/election-2020/how-the-us-senate-runoff-in-georgia-is-vital-to-how-life-politics-will-be-here-in-ny.
 
Ford, James. 2020. “Are Trump’s Allegations of Voter Fraud Real? And If Not, Why Do a Recount?” PIX11, November 7. https://www.pix11.com/news/election-2020/are-trumps-allegations-of-voter-fraud-real-and-if-not-why-do-a-recount.
 
Kosar, Kevin R. 2020. “Could Democrats and Republicans both benefit from bringing back earmarks?” Brookings Institution, April 9. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/04/09/could-democrats-and-republicans-both-benefit-from-bringing-back-earmarks/.
 
Al Jazeera English. 2020. Michael Bloomberg: Who Is He, Where does He Stand on Kay Issues? [Video]. YouTube, February 27. https://youtu.be/dvbfTwKWlcc.
 
Kendall, Tyler. 2019. “Clemency Debate Takes Shape in 2020 Democratic Race — Advocates Say It Hasn’t Gone Far Enough.” CBS News, September 27. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/clemency-debate-takes-shape-2020-democratic-race-advocates-say-it-hasnt-gone-far-enough-2019-09-27/
 
Eversley, Melanie. 2019. “2020 Democrats Want Criminal Justice Reform—but Donald Trump Took Home the Award.” Fortune, October 30. https://fortune.com/2019/10/30/trump-criminal-justice-reform-2020-democrats/.
 
Poe, Marshall (Editor-in-Chief). 2019. “Pork Barrel Politics.” New Books Network [Audio Podcast], September 30. https://newbooksnetwork.com/andrew-sidman-pork-barrel-politics-how-government-spending-determines-elections-in-a-polarized-era-columbia-up-2019
 
Kopicki, Allison. 2014. “Women and the ‘I Don’t Know’ Problem.” New York Times, May 15. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/16/upshot/women-and-the-i-dont-know-problem.html.

 

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