Gregory Huber appointed the Forst Family Professor of Political Science

Professor Gregory Huber
Gregory A. Huber (photo by Michael Marsland)

Gregory A. Huber, newly named as the Forst Family Professor of Political Science, focuses his research on American politics.

Huber strives to understand how the interactions among the mass public and elites, political institutions, and policies explain important outcomes. He is interested in how individuals think about government, how these attitudes are shaped by government action and political campaigns, and how those beliefs in turn shape citizens' political activities and government policy. Huber draws on multiple methodologies in his research, including field interviews, formal modeling, survey and administrative records analysis, and field-, lab-, and quasi-experiments. Recently he has researched questions about the legitimacy and consequences of the criminal justice system, partisanship, social norms, and citizens’ beliefs about government and participation.

Huber received a B.A. and M.A. in political science from Emory University. After earning his Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University, he began his academic career as an assistant professor at Yale. Prior to his new appointment he was a full professor of political science. Huber also serves as director of the Behavioral Research Lab at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and associate director of the Center for the Study of American Politics.

The Yale professor is the author of the book “The Craft of Bureaucratic Neutrality: Interests and Influence in Governmental Regulation of Occupational Safety.” He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in professional journals, as well as reviews and book chapters. He serves as associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science and is on the editorial board of American Politics Research.

In 2014, Huber received the Graduate Mentor Award from Yale which recognizes teachers and advisors “who have been exceptional in their support of the professional, scholarly, and personal development of their students.”

Huber has received fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. His research has been supported by grants from the NSF, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation, among other institutions.