Richard B. Russell Professor University ProfessorProfessor of Political Science

Curriculum Vitae

Charles S. Bullock, III, holds the Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science and is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and University Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He has been at the University of Georgia since 1968, with the exception of two years when he was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. In 2005 and 2009, he was a senior fellow at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute.

In 2015, Dr. Bullock was named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty who have had a significant impact on the University of Georgia beyond normal academic responsibilities. The honor was first awarded in 1974, and no more than one University Professor can be named in any year.

  • Ph. D., Washington University, Political Science, 1968
  • MA, Washington University, Political Science, 1967
  • AB, William Jewell College, Political Science, 1964
More About

Bullock is author, co-author, editor or co-editor of more than 30 books and more than 250 articles and chapters.  He has published in major political science, public administration and education journals.  Among his most recent books are Redistricting:  The Most Political Activity in America (2010), The New Politics of the Old South, 6th edition (2018), co-edited with Mark Rozell, Triumph of Voting Rights in the South (2009), co-authored with Keith Gaddie, Georgia Politics in a State of Change, 3rd edition (2020) also written with Keith Gaddie and the Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics co-edited with Mark Rozell (2012). The Triumph of Voting Rights in the South and Runoff Elections in the United States, co-authored with Loch Johnson, have each won the V. O. Key Award for being the best book on southern politics published in a particular year.

Bullock’s teaching and research specialties are legislative politics and southern politics.  He has been recognized for outstanding teaching by the Department of Political Science, the Honors Program, and the Student Government Association.  In 1993, Bullock was one of four professors in the College of Arts and Sciences to receive its highest teaching award. He was named the outstanding professor in the School of Public and International Affairs in 2003.  In 2005 he won the University of Georgia’s highest teaching award.

Areas of Expertise
  • Southern politics
  • Legislative politics
  • Elections and electoral systems
Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Research Grants

  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institute of Education
  • Pew Charitable Trusts
  • American Enterprise Institute

Research Awards

  • Southern Political Science Association
  • Southwest Political Science Association
  • Georgia Political Science Association
  • William A. Owens Creative Research Award, University of Georgia, 1991


  • Consultant to the attorneys general in 11 states and to more than 70 states and local governments
  • Consulted on statewide redistricting litigation in more than a dozen states since the 1970’s


  • Georgia Trend Magazine, 100 most influential Georgians, 2011 & 2012
  • James’s Magazine,  Most Influential list, 2012
Research Interests
  • Southern Politics
  • Legislative Politics
  • Elections
  • Electoral Systems
Selected Publications

C.S. Bullock, III. 2021. Redistricting:  The Most Political Activity in America, 2nd edition.

C.S. Bullock, III, S.A. MacManus, J.D. Mayer and M.J. Rozell. 2019.  The South and the Transformation of U.S. Politics.

C.S. Bullock, III, and R. K. Gaddie. 2018. Georgia Politics in a State of Change. 3rd edition

C.S. Bullock, III, and M. J. Rozell (editors). 2018. The New Politics of the Old South, 6th ed.

C.S. Bullock, III, R. K. Gaddie and J. J. Wert. 2016. The Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act.

C.S. Bullock, III, S. E. Buchanan and R. K. Gaddie. 2015. The Three Governors’ Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations and the Decline of Progressive Politics in the Peach State.

C.S. Bullock, III (editor). 2012. Key States, High Stakes: Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and the 2010 Elections.

C.S. Bullock, III.  2010. Redistricting:  The Most Political Activity in America.

  1. S. Bullock, III, and R. K. Gaddie.  2010.  Georgia Politics in a State of Change.

C.S. Bullock, III, and  R. K. Gaddie. 2009. The Triumph of Voting Rights in the South.