Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes

Associate Professor of Political Science
PHD, University of Illinois
research interests:
  • American Politics
  • Racial and Ethnic Politics
  • Political Psychology
  • Political Representation

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    MSC 1063-228-207
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Professor Hayes's research lies at the intersection between race and political representation.

His current research investigates how citizens evaluate the importance of descriptive, symbolic, and substantive representation. Professor Hayes has also published on redistricting and legislative responsiveness, the role of ethnic identity and skin tone in determining perceptions of ethnic discrimination in Latin America, and how personality shapes political trust. Recent work has appeared in The Journal of Politics, Journal of Research in Personality, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Political Behavior.