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Scott Blinder

Scott Blinder

Professional Title: 

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Service Role: 

  • Field Clerk - American Politics


Thompson 410


Office Hours: 

Spring'19: Thursdays 2:30-4:30 or by appointment


Ph.D., University of Chicago


Scott Blinder is a political scientist specialising in political psychology. His research focuses on public opinion toward migration and its impacts on elections and policy.


Selected Recent Publications

S. Blinder and W. Allen. 2016. Constructing Immigrants: Portrayals of Migrant Groups in British National Newspapers, 2010-2012. International Migration Review.

S. Blinder 2015. Imagined Immigration: The Impact of Different Meanings of 'Immigrants' in Public Opinion and Policy Debates in BritainPolitical Studies. (working paper version)

S. Blinder, R. Ford and E. Ivarsflaten. 2013. The better angels of our nature: How the anti-prejudice norm affects policy and party preferences in Great Britain and Germany.  American Journal of Political Science.

Area of Study: 

  • American politics
  • Comparative politics


  • Public Opinion; Immigration; Media; US and UK Politics