About me

Bryce J. Dietrich

Assistant Professor

Originally from the state of Kansas, I have called Purdue University my home since the Summer of 2022. Prior to that, I was on the faculty at the University of Iowa. My research interests include elite political behavior, descriptive representation, implicit gender/racial bias, and methodology. In particular, I work with non-traditional data sources, such as audio and video data. My work has received grant support from the NIH, NSF, Amazon, C-SPAN, Department of Homeland Security, University of Illinois, University of Missouri, and University of Iowa. My dissertation “It’s Not What You Say, But How You Say It: Anger, Audio, and the U.S. House of Representatives" won the Kathleen L. Burkholder Prize for best dissertation in political science from the University of Illinois.

I received my PhD in 2014 from the University of Illinois. I also received an MA from the University of Kansas. I am currently an Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. I am also a Research Scholar at the a C-SPAN Center for Scholarship and Engagement.