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University of Richmond Election Experts

University of Richmond has scholars who can share a variety of political expertise as you cover the upcoming election season. 

Chinese Politics

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Dan Chen, assistant professor of political science, examines the role of media in China's politics.

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Hispanic Voters

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Margaret Dorsey, an anthropologist, has researched citizenship at the border and how political candidates market to Hispanic voters.

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Political Rhetoric

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Linda Hobgood, director of the Speech Center and professor of rhetoric and communications studies, studies public speaking, speech writing, and political rhetoric.

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Campaigns & Pop Music

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Joanna Love, assistant professor of music, researches how music is used to garner support during political campaigns.

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Healthcare Policy

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Rick Mayes, professor of public policy, can speak to candidates' campaign proposals regarding healthcare policy

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Voter Behavior

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Ernest McGowen, associate professor of political science, can discuss campaigns and elections, voter behavior, especially in regards to race, ethnicity, and age. 

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Congress & Budget Policy

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Dan Palazzolo, a political scientist, studies bipartisanship across party lines and coalition building in Congress.


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Campaign Messaging

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Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, studies how campaign messaging around social class can influence to prejudice. 

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Charismatic Candidates

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Jessica Flanigan, leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics, and law professor, can speak to why voters should be wary of charismatic candidates.