Department of Political Science

Bridgett King

Bridgett King Assistant Professor & MPA Director
8030-C Haley Center
(334) 844-6301
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Office Hours

  • By appointment


Dr. King teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in state and local government, American government, the Presidency, political participation, and public policy. Her research interests focus on political participation, voter disenfranchisement such as the effect of state-level voting policies like felony disenfranchisement on voter turnout, and citizen perceptions of the electoral system. While pursuing her PhD at Kent State University, Dr. King coordinated the McNair Scholars program, a program aimed at boosting the number of low income, first generation, and underrepresented college students who pursue doctoral degrees. Prior to joining the Auburn University political science faculty, Dr. King was a Voting Rights Researcher in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. Since joining the faculty, she has been a regular contributor to professional development courses offered through The Election Center. Dr. King is also the faculty advisor for Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society, and currently serves as the MPA Director. 


  • Ph.D., Kent State University
  • M.A., Kent State University
  • B.A., Hampton University

Representative Publications

  • King, B., and Erickson, L. (2016). Disenfranchising the Enfranchised: Exploring the Relationship between Felony Disenfranchisement and African American Voter Turnout. Journal of Black Studies. Online First: DOI: 10.1177/0021934716659195
  • King, B. (2016). Policy and Precinct: Citizen Evaluations and Electoral Confidence. Social Science Quarterly. Early Online View: DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12303.
  • Why don’t Americans vote? Causes and Consequences (with Kathleen Hale, Eds.). (2016). ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, California. 

Last Updated: October 04, 2018