2020 applicants

Dr Ju Yeon Park

Department of Government
Dr Ju Yeon Park



Dr Park's research focuses on politicians’ legislative and communication styles they choose to perform under various institutional constraints in American politics context, and she further explores electoral consequences and policy implications resulting from their stylistic choices. For the research, she uses text analysis, machine learning, causal inference, formal modeling and experimental methods. Her research has been published or forthcoming at Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Electoral Studies, etc. Previous modules she taught include US Congress and various quantitative methods at doctoral, masters and undergraduate levels. She obtained her PhD in Politics from New York University. Prior to joining Essex, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Computational Social Dynamics Lab, University of Pittsburgh.


  • Ph.D. in Politics New York University,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Comparative Political Analysis (GV112)

  • American Political Institutions (GV369)

  • United States Politics (GV963)

  • MA Dissertation (GV993)


Journal articles (4)

Park, JY., When Do Politicians Grandstand? Measuring Message Politics in Committee Hearings. The Journal of Politics

Park, JY., (2019). Committee chair’s majority partisan status and its effect on information transmission via hearings. The Journal of Legislative Studies. 25 (4), 614-624

Park, JY., (2019). Punishing without rewards? A comprehensive examination of the asymmetry in economic voting. Electoral Studies. 57, 1-18

Park, JY., (2017). A Lab Experiment on Committee Hearings: Preferences, Power, and a Quest for Information. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 42 (1), 3-31




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