Justin Reeves

Assistant Professor


Office: Carr Collins Hall 208
Phone: 214-768-2522
Email: jfreeves@smu.edu

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego


Professor Reeves received his B.A. in Political Science and Japanese (magna cum laude) from the University of California, Los Angeles, and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include voting and elections, legislative behavior, experimental methods, and Japanese politics. Reeves was a postdoctoral fellow in the Program on US-Japan Relations of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, he was awarded the Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. In 2017, he became an assistant professor of Political Science at SMU. Dr. Reeves’ current research focuses on the impact of different electoral rules on the way voters evaluate candidates for office, with particular attention to gender representation and the election of celebrities in Japan. His work also examines the link between candidate backgrounds and legislative behavior.