Matt Streb

Professor, Political Science

streb-370Matthew J. Streb is professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University.  He is the author of two books, The New Electoral Politics of Race (University of Alabama, 2002) and Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (Routledge, 2008, 2011, 2016), and the editor or co-editor of five others including Running for Judge (New York University Press, 2007) and Academic Freedom at the Dawn of a New Century (Stanford University Press, 2006).  Streb has published numerous articles and book chapters, including pieces in Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Political Behavior, Social Science Quarterly, Election Law Journal, and American Politics Research.  His research has been featured on C-Span’s Washington Journal, and has been mentioned in such places as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Times, Washington Monthly, and Chronicle of Higher Education.  Streb is frequently quoted in national, state, and local media on elections and is a weekly guest on the Riley O’Neal Show (WROK, Rockford).  In 2009, Streb was recognized by the NIU Foundation for “Faculty Excellence.”  Streb also serves as NIU’s Faculty Athletics Representative. Streb received his PhD from Indiana University in 2000.

Subject Areas:

  • Voter behavior
  • Campaign financing
  • Political polling

Contact Information:

(815) 753-7040

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