Justin J. Norris
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs
I am a doctoral candidate in the department of political science. I study American elections, political behavior, public opinion, and American political institutions. I currently have a number of papers under review that examine the role of party loyalty on committee appointments in the US House of Representatives, the impact of electoral concerns on vote switching in the US Senate, and an examination of the differences between partisans and political independents as it relates to beliefs over the proper role of interest groups in the American political process. I have taught courses in introduction to American government, electoral behavior, political parties, and campaigns and elections.