Joseph Essig

I'm a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Rochester, and I study American politics and political methodology. My interests primarily lie in at the intersection of political behavior and political institutions like parties and elites. These topics range from public opinon and survey experimental methods to preference formation and the U.S. Congress. My work thus far has appeared in American Politics Research. 

A personal goal of mine is to bring closer together the institutional and behavioral approaches in the subfield of American Politics,  both theoretically and methodologically. 


You can reach me by email at: joseph.essig[at] or the link below.


PhD, Political Science, University of Rochester (2019 - ) (PhD Candidate)

Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fellow

B.A, Political Science, University of Rhode Island (2015-2019)

Phi Beta Kappa