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William T. Bianco


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  • Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1987

William Bianco is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University.  His research focuses on legislative institutions (particularly the US Congress), representation, and formal theory. He is the author of Trust: Representatives and Constituents, and has authored or coauthored numerous journal articles and a textbook, American Politics Today.  He was PI or co-PI of five National Science Foundation Grants (including two Dissertation Improvement Grants) and a grant from the National Council for Eurasian and Eastern European Research. 
He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from SUNY Stony Brook (1982), and his PhD. from the University of Rochester (1987). He arrived at Indiana University in September 2006 after holding faculty appointments at Duke University and Penn State University, and visiting appointments at Stanford University and Harvard University.  He was Visiting Scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1990, and Fulbright Senior Scholar in Moscow, Russia during 2011-2.