John Lovett is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University, after having previously taught at Merrimack College and the University of Richmond. He received his PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the summer of 2016.
His work primarily focuses on how media can influence American political institutions, both from the perspective of how media itself influences these bodies as well as how individuals can use media to influence the American political process. His dissertation focused on how members of Congress use print media to engage in policy debate, in an attempt to shift public policy on a specific issue. The book project related to this research, The Politics of Herding Cats: When Congressional Leaders Fail is under contract and under review at the University of Michigan Press. His current work also explores media’s influence both from the perspective of the presidency and the Supreme Court.
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Email: jlovett1982 at gmail dot com
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