Benjamin G. Bishin


2221 Watkins Hall
(951) 827-4637

Benjamin G. Bishin is Professor of political science.  His interests include questions of democracy, representation, identity and ethnicity, public opinion, legislative politics, Cuban-American and LGBT politics. He is author of Tyranny of the Minority: The Subconstituency Politics Theory of Representation and recipient of the 2001 Jewell-Loewenberg Award for the best paper on Legislative Politics and, along with his coauthors, winner of the 2011 and 2014  Bailey Awards for the best paper on gay and lesbian politics. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in venues including: American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, American Review of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Public Choice, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly, Public Integrity, and Polity. He was also a principal investigator of the 2004 and 2008 Miami Dade County Exit Poll.  He received his PhD from UCLA in 2001 and was Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard MIT Data Center for 2000-2001. From 2001-2006 he served as Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. 

Interview with Prof. Bishin about his book Tyranny of the Minority: CSPAN

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