Brandon Bartels

Associate Professor of Political Science
Monroe 478
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Areas of Expertise

American politics; judicial politics; U.S. Supreme Court; research methods; public opinion

My research centers on American politics, judicial politics, the U.S. Supreme Court, and public perceptions of law and courts. My work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, and other outlets. My research has also been supported by the National Science Foundation. My current work focuses on: (1) the foundations of Supreme Court legitimacy in the mass public; (2) legal change and the constraining capacity of legal doctrine in the Supreme Court; and (3) the sources and consequences of polarization on the U.S. Supreme Court over time. 


Ph.D., Ohio State University
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Office Hours

Thursdays 1:00PM - 2:45PM

Classes Taught

PSC 3192W: Supreme Court Decision Making

PSC 6114: Theories of Judicial Review

PSC 8124: Multilevel Modeling

PSC 8109: Dissertation Development Workshop