Portrait Photograph of David Canon

David Canon


College of Letters & Science l Department of Political Science

David Canon has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1991. Before that, he taught for five years at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. He teaches classes and does research on congressional politics, race and politics, and election reform.


  • Professor David Canon will discuss the decennial process of redistricting that is just getting under way.  He will talk about the history of redistricting, outline the relevant court cases, point out the problems with redistricting, and suggest some possible reforms.

  • Race and Representation in the U.S.
  • How to Reform a Dysfunctional Congress
  • Polarization in the United States Congress
  • Voting During a Pandemic