2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions

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Dr. Camille Charles is chair of the Africana Studies Department, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Charles, an expert on race and class issues, conducted research for the Obama campaign of 2008.  She is author of Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Race, Class and Residence in a Los Angeles.

Media contact:  Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

 

Dr. Michael X. Delli Carpini is professor of communication and the Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is author of After Broadcast News and What Americans Know About Politics and Why it Matters. Dr. Delli Carpini has expertise in the changing face of the newsmedia and the rise in importance of “The Daily Show” at the expense of the evening news. 

         Media contact: Joseph J. Diorio at 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu 

 

Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Jamieson is the author of the award winning The Obama Victory: How Media, Money and Message Shaped the 2008 Election. Dr. Jamieson has expertise in the rhetoric of the presidency, the rise and importance of fact checking (and Flack Checking) and the role of the so-called Super PACs in politics.

            Media contact: Joseph J. Diorio at 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Matthew Levendusky is assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is author of The Partisan Sort.  He teaches courses on public opinion and political behavior, political polarization, voting and elections, Congress and political methodology.

Media contact:  Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

 

Dr. Rogers Smith is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is co-author of Still a House Divided: Race & Politics in Obama’s America. Dr. Smith is an expert in American political thought and modern legal and political theory, with a focus on questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender.

Media contact:  Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu