John Sides is an Associate Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. He studies public opinion and American elections. He is the co-author of a book about the 2012 campaign, The Gamble, a textbook on campaigns, and scholarly articles on campaign strategy and its effects, attitudes toward immigration, and other topics. He helped found and contributes to The Monkey Cage, a political science blog. He has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, Salon, Boston Review, and Bloomberg View. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.