Joseph Uscinski, Ph.D.

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BIO

Joseph E. Uscinski received his bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State University, his Master’s from University of New Hampshire, and his Doctorate from University of Arizona. His research has appeared in Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and Critical Review among other scholarly outlets. His first book, The People’s News: Media, Politics, and the Demands of Capitalism (New York University Press, 2014) addresses how audience demands drive news content. His second book, American Conspiracy Theories (Oxford University Press, 2014) coauthored with Joseph Parent, examines why people believe in conspiracy theories.  


RESEARCH INTERESTS

American Politics, Elections, Media, Conspiracy Theories


COURSES TAUGHT

POL 311: Conspiracy Theories and the Public*
POL 313: The Constitution*
POL 332: Mass Media and Politics
POL 351: Public Opinion
POL 515: Media Content Analysis*
POL 400: The 2012 Election
POL 491: Immigration Reform
POL 599: Freedom and Politics


COURSE EVALUTIONS

Spring 2011 - Fall 2013 (Detailed)
Fall 2007 - Spring 2013 (Overall)