Professor Cunningham

Maurice T. Cunningham is Chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He teaches courses in American government including Massachusetts Politics, The American Presidency, Catholics in Political Life, The Political Thought of Abraham Lincoln, American Political Thought, and Public Policy. His book Maximization, Whatever the Cost: Race, Redistricting and the Department of Justice examines the role of the DOJ in requiring states to maximize minority voting districts in the Nineties. He has published articles dealing with the role of the Catholic Church in Massachusetts politics and on party politics in the state. His research interests focus upon the changing political culture ofMassachusetts. Professor Cunningham is a regular contributor to the online magazine He is a former assistant district attorney and assistant attorney general in Massachusetts.

Professor Cunningham is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts. He earned his BA at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, his JD at New England School of Law, and PhD at Boston College. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

2 Responses to Professor Cunningham

  1. will says:

    Am sending along a great Scott Brown rebuttal video:

    This guy’s made a pretty funny response to Scott Brown and his whole truck gimmick.

  2. Chris Rich says:

    Here’s a clip of strange shrill Scott Brown support’ ads on trucks and moveable platforms at 219 Franklin St in Hanson MA.

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