Justin Zimmerman

Justin Zimmerman

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
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PhD, Political Science
Northwestern University

The University of Alabama

BA, Political Science, Philosophy,
The University of Alabama

Justin Zimmerman

Justin Zimmerman is an Assistant Professor of American Politics at UAlbany. His area of concentration is Black Politics and Urban Politics. His research aims to understand how Black Chicagoans work with institutions and neighbors they distrust to pursue common policy goals – in this case, to remedy state and community violence. Justin received his PhD from Northwestern University in 2023. He also is a proud alum of the University of Alabama where he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy in 2009 and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in organizational management in 2011. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Justin resided in Washington, D.C., where he supported the Department of Treasury as an acquisitions consultant with Octo Consulting Group and served in multiple roles with the Department of State.