Hi, I'm Arjun Vishwanath. I currently serve as an assistant professor in the political science department at Boston University.

My research focuses on representation and public opinion in American politics. I am developing a book project that examines substantive representation through the lens of political values. Some of my ongoing research projects focus on the relationships between values and other political beliefs such as left-right ideology, issue stances, and feelings towards social groups. Another research agenda evaluates the effects of electoral institutions on representation. My work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science and Studies in American Political Development. 

I received my PhD from Harvard University in Government in 2023 and my BA from Swarthmore College in Political Science and Mathematics in 2016.

Feel free to contact me at avishwan@bu.edu.