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Jesse Rhodes

Professional Title: 

Professor of Political Science
Department Chair

Service Role: 

  • Chair

Office: 

Thompson 316

Email: 

Office Hours: 

Spring'19: Mondays 9-11 and Tuesdays 1-3pm

Degree: 

Ph.D., University of Virginia

Bio: 

My major areas of scholarly interest are political representation, social policy, voting rights policy, economic inequality, and political behavior. My first book, on the development of federal education policy - An Education in Politics: The Origin and Development of No Child Left Behind -  was published with Cornell University Press in 2012. My second book, Ballot Blocked: The Political Erosion of the Voting Rights Act, was published by Stanford University Press in 2017. My third book on race, class and representation in municipal politics is under contract with Cambridge University Press. I have also published research in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, Party Politics, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Research and Politics, American Politics Research, the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, Polity, and other journals. 

Area of Study: 

  • American politics

Curriculum Vitae: 

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Program: 

  • Political Science