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Bridgett King

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Bridgett King

Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Kentucky

Bridgett A. King, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. King’s research focuses on election administration, public policy, citizen voting experiences, and representation. Current overarching themes in King’s writings include the administrative structure of felony disenfranchisement and its effect on participation and representation, citizen confidence in electoral outcomes, and the consequences of administrative discretion on voter experiences and democratic representation. She also works on interdisciplinary projects that apply systems and architectural engineering approaches to the field of election administration to address challenges associated with administrative decision-making and voter experiences.

She holds positions in several election administration applied and research-focused projects and initiatives, including the Electoral Integrity Project International Academic Advisory Board, Election and Voting Information Center (EVIC), the Democracy, Power, and Innovation Fund, and the University of Rhode Island Voter Operations and Election Systems (URIVOTES). Dr. King is also regularly asked to speak on domestic and international academic and practitioner panels on issues related to election administration and participates in domestic and international election observation efforts.