Efrén Pérez (Ph.D., Duke University) is Full Professor of Political Science and Psychology (by courtesy) at UCLA, where he is Director of its Race, Ethnicity, Politics, and Society (REPS) experimental lab and its Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP).
Steven Rogers is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University. In his research, he studies American politics and elections. He evaluates the extent to which elections serve as a mechanism for accountability and representation in American legislatures.
One of the most profound questions in the study of democratic governance is whether the government is responsive to the preferences of its citizens and how the influence of the mass public varies across institutional contexts and over time.
Bullock studies the effects of partisanship on people's political views. Three questions motivate his work in this area: how can people make sensible political choices when they know so little about politics? When will partisanship dominate people's thinking about political choices? And to what extent does partisan polarization create or reflect bias in political thinking?