John Kuk

John   Kuk
  • Assistant Professor
  • 368 Farm Lane
  • 303 South Kedzie Hall
  • East Lansing MI 48824


John Kuk


John Kuk is an assistant professor of 1855 in the department of political science at Michigan State University.

His primary research area examines how the housing rental market perpetuates residential segregation, how public policy reinforces racial and gender inequality, and how economic inequality deepens racial polarization. He is broadly interested in American politics, political behavior, race and ethnicity politics, urban politics, public policy, politics of inequality, voting rights, and computational social science. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2017, and worked at the University of Oklahoma before coming to Michigan State University.

Dr. Kuk is dedicated to understanding the consequences of American inequality and using political science to better inform solutions.