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John Kuk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Office: 225 Dale Hall Tower



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Research Fields:  American politics, race and ethnicity, politics of inequality, political behavior, public opinion, housing inequality and policy, political methodology, computational social science, and causal inference

B.A., magna cum laude, Seoul National University

M.A., Seoul National University

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

John Kuk is an assistant professor of Political Science, focusing on American politics, political behavior, racial, economic, gender, and housing inequality. He uses computational methods, such as automated text analysis and machine learning, experiments, and causal inference methods for observational data to study these topics.

His primary research area examines how economic inequality deepens racial polarization, how the housing rental market perpetuates residential segregation, and how politicians propagate racial and economic inequality through policy. He has published in the Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Demography, Housing Policy Debate, Economics & Politics, American Behavioral Scientist, and Politics, Groups, and Identities.