John S. Kuk

I am a political scientist focused on poverty and inequality, currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. I received my PhD in Political Science from University of California, San Diego in 2017.

I use new computational methods such as automated text analysis to study economic and racial inequality and the intersection between the two in the United States. My primary research area examines the political and behavioral consequences of income and racial inequality, and how politicians and individuals propagate this inequality through policy and communication. I am broadly interested in the politics of inequality, race and ethnicity politics, voting rights, urban segregation, political communication, and computational social science.

I am dedicated to understanding the consequences of American inequality and using political science to better inform solutions.