News Release: Faculty Experts, Politics

Jun. 8,  2010

Experts: Primary Elections Take Pulse of Electorate

Emory experts in national politics are available to discuss Tuesday's primary election results in Nevada, California, South Carolina, Arkansas and elsewhere in the nation.

Alan I. Abramowitz: "Angry" voters, election forecasting, polling analysis
Abramowitz is a renowned expert on national politics, polling and elections. His expertise includes election forecasting models, party realignment in the United States, congressional elections and the effects of political campaigns on the electorate. He is author of the recently released "The Disappearing Center: Engaged Citizens, Polarization and American Democracy" (Yale University Press, 2010). Email

Merle Black: National elections, political parties, Republicans in the South
Black is a prominent expert on national politics and the foremost authority on politics in the South. One the nation's most incisive commentators, Black is coauthor of "Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics." Email

• Andra Gillespie: Race and politics, political participation

Gillespie is the editor of  "Whose Black Politics? Cases in Post-Racial Black Leadership." Her research looks at political mobilization and race, as well as competition between minority groups and post civil rights-era black leadership. Email

Michael Leo Owens: Urban, state and local politics

An associate professor of political science, Owens specializes in urban, state and local politics, political penology, governance and public policy processes, religion and politics, and African American politics.

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