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John Bullock

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Areas of Focus


Bullock studies the effects of partisanship on people's political views. Three questions motivate his work in this area:

With these questions in mind, Bullock's research speaks to concerns about "fake news," partisan response patterns in surveys and the effects of position-taking by party leaders on the views of ordinary citizens. 


Bullock's scholarly articles have appeared in many venues, including the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Bullock earned his doctorate in political science from Stanford. He was an assistant professor at Yale and the University of Texas at Austin before joining Northwestern as an associate professor in 2017.