Sean J Westwood

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Government

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. I study political behavior and public opinion, examining how partisanship and information from political elites affect the behavior of citizens. My work focuses on understanding where partisan biases originate, where they manifest (inside and outside political domains), and their bounds.

My work has been covered by The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Slate, Vox, Foreign Affairs, New Republic, Newsweek, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fortune, Financial Times, Bloomberg, NPR, New York Magazine, USA Today and other local outlets.


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  • B.A. University of Nevada
  • M.S. The London School Economics and Political Science
  • MA Stanford University
  • PhD Stanford University