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Jae-Hee Jung

Assistant Professor


Office: 447D PGH
Phone: 713.743.7424

Research Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Party Politics
  • Political Behavior
  • Political Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods
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Biographical Summary

Jae-Hee Jung is an assistant professor in the department of political science. She received her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and her B.A. from Yonsei University in South Korea. She comes to UH most recently from the University of Oxford, where she was a postdoctoral fellow in survey research. Jung studies the types of information and messages that people receive from their environment and how they respond to such stimuli. Specifically, she specializes in the study of moral messaging from political parties, along with how morality works in voter psychology. She also studies the attitudinal and behavioral consequences of news coverage and norm signals that people encounter in sociopolitical life.


Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., Underwood International College, Yonsei University

Selected Publications

  • Culpepper, Pepper, Jae-Hee Jung, and Taeku Lee. 2023. "Banklash: How Media Coverage of Bank Scandals Moves Mass Preferences on Financial Regulation." American Journal of Political Science
  • Jung, Jae-Hee and Zeynep Somer-Topcu. 2022. "United We Stand, Divided We Fall? The Effects of Parties' Brexit Rhetoric on Voters' Perceptions of Party Positions." Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties 32(3): 596-614.
  • Jung, Jae-Hee and Margit Tavits. 2021. "Do Referendum Results Change Norm Perceptions and Personal Opinions?'' Electoral Studies 71: 102307.
  • Jung, Jae-Hee. 2020. "The Mobilizing Effect of Parties' Moral Rhetoric." American Journal of Political Science 64(2): 341-355.