Associate Professor

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Justin Grimmer is an associate professor of political science. His research examines how representation occurs in American politics using new statistical methods. His first book Representational Style in Congress: What Legislators Say and Why It Matters (Cambridge University Press, 2013) shows how senators define the type of representation they provide constituents and how this affects constituents' evaluations and won the Fenno Prize from the legislative studies section. His second book The Impression of Influence: How Legislator Communication and Government Spending Cultivate a Personal Vote (Princeton University Press, with Sean J. Westwood and Solomon Messing) demonstrates how legislators ensure they receive credit for government actions. His work has appeared in the American Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political ScienceJournal of PoliticsPolitical AnalysisProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Regulation and Governance, and other journals.  

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