Justin Reeves

Assistant Professor of Political Science, SMU


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Dr. Reeves is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southern Methodist University. He 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. Dr. Reeves’s 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.