Southern Methodist University Research Project: The Causes and Consequences of Celebrity Politics
Dr. Reeves received his B.A. in Political Science and Japanese (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of California, Los Angeles, and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include voting and elections, legislative behavior, experimental methods, and Japanese politics. He has been awarded the Dorothy Borg Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. In the fall of 2017, he will be an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southern Methodist University. While at Harvard, Dr. Reeves’ research will examine the impact of different electoral rules on the way voters evaluate candidates for office, with particular attention to gender representation and the election of celebrities in Japan. His work will also address the question of whether candidate backgrounds can be used to make predictions about legislative behavior.