1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Larry J. Sabato


Ph.D., Oxford

American Politics
(434) 243-8472 S183

Gibson Hall
1540 Jefferson Park Ave (JPA)

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By Appointment only.  Please contact timrobinson@virginia.edu


“Politics is a good thing!” … is the slogan of Dr. Larry J. Sabato. The author of over 20 books and countless essays on politics, Dr. Sabato has also served on many national and state commissions, and is the recipient of more than two-dozen major scholarships, grants, and academic awards. Dr. Sabato teaches courses in American politics including Introduction to American Politics and Campaigns and Elections.

At the University of Virginia Center for Politics (www.centerforpolitics.org), founded in 1998, Dr. Sabato brings his years of academic study together with an equally long career as both a political practitioner and commentator on local, state and national elections. The Center represents Dr. Sabato’s mission: to improve civic education and the political process, and in doing so make government more relevant, more accessible, and more meaningful for the average American. His latest projects include The Year of Obama: How Barack Obama Won the White House, and “Sabato’s Crystal Ball,” a website dedicated to the analysis and prediction of the upcoming Governor, House, Senate, and Presidential races (www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball).