David Mayhew, Sterling Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Yale University, has made his scholarly work available to all in a newly published online archive. As the author of nine books — from his landmark study of our national legislature which has achieved canonical status, Congress: The Electoral Connection, to his most recent book The Imprint of Congress — Mayhew has established himself as one of the most productive and influential scholars of American party politics and congressional history.
Mayhew began teaching at Yale in 1968 and has held fellowships at Stanford University and CalTech. He is a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. In 2018, Mayhew received the Barbara Sinclair Legacy Award which recognizes scholars who have contributed a body of work over thier lifetime that employs a range of research methods and which focuses on various studies of legislative politics. Although he retired in 2015, he still teaches courses on politics and policy.
Mayhew’s work is deeply informed and unusually broad. This online repository website is a comprehensive compilation of his research, arranged and constructed by former student John A. Dearborn. There are links to all published works — books, journal articles, public news stories — and links to unpublished materials in the form of downloadable PDF documents.
Whether you want to get a sense of the breadth of his research, or take a peek into the processing of information, or do a deep dive into datasets, this is an invaluable collection of materials for all scholars and the general public.