Jongwoo Jeong

Weidenbaum Center Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jongwoo Jeong received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2022. His research focuses on American political behavior focusing on racial/ethnic minorities under the context of political polarization and immigration. In his dissertation project "Essays on Party Identification among the New Americans in the Era of Immigration and Polarization," he examines why don't new Americans, particularly Asian Americans and Latinos, participate in politics and how polarized political environments affec the way new Americans assimilate into politics in the U.S. Particularly, he utilizes research methods from computational social science, pscyhometrics, and causal inference both in observational and experimental settings. He is also producing research in the areas of American political behavior, political communication, and research methods. As a postdoctoral researcher at the Weidenbaum Center, he works with Professors Matthew Gabel (Political Science/Weidenbaum Center) and Brian Crisp (Political Science/National Science Foundation), on a project exploring how desegregation, electoral institutions, and candidate characteristics affect descriptive/substantive representation of African Americans in the American democracy. 


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