Professor of Political Science: Inequality and Computational Social Science, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Chapter Member: Oklahoma SSN
Areas of Expertise:
Kuk's research focuses on the political causes and consequences of economic, racial, gender, and housing inequality. Kuk's overarching themes in writings include 1) the effect of rising income inequality on racial polarization, 2) online rental market and housing segregation, and 3) political parties and group inequality.
In the News
"The Trump Administration Sanctioned China for Detaining 1 Million Uighurs. Here’s What Americans Think.," John Kuk (with ), Monkey Cage Analysis, The Washington Post, September 21, 2020.
"Why Republicans Don’t Push Back on Trump’s China Tariffs — In One Map," John Kuk (with ), Monkey Cage Analysis, The Washington Post, August 7, 2018.
"Housing Search in the Age of Big Data: Smarter Cities or the Same Old Blind Spots?" (with ). Housing Policy Debate 31, no. 1 (2020): 112-126.
Mentons that Craigslist listings in low-income, non-White neighborhoods have less amounts of information than high-income, White neighborhoods.
"Democratic Party Control Reduces Gender Inequality" (with ). Legislative Studies Quarterly (2020).
Finds Democratic party control of the state house reduces gender inequality.
"A Disproportionate Burden: Strict Voter Identification Laws and Minority Turnout" (with ). A Disproportionate Burden: Strict Voter Identification Laws and Minority Turnout (2020).
Discusses how counties with higher non-White voters in a state that enacted strict voter ID laws show decreased turnout compared to counterparts in states that did not enact strict voter ID laws.