Joseph E Uscinski


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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 PoliticsPolitical 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.



2007Ph.D. Political Science, University of Arizona
2003 Political Science, University of New Hampshire
2000B.A. Political Science, Plymouth State College

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: American Politics, Elections, Media, Conspiracy Theories

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: American Politics, Elections, Media, Conspiracy Theories

Honors & Acknowledgements

University of Miami Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority “Purple Iris” Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Classroom, 2012, 2013
Provost Summer Research Award, 2011; University of Miami ($10,500)
Course Development Grant; University of Miami ($2,000)
University Writing Fellow, 2011; University of Miami ($3,000)
Summer Development Grant, 2006; University of Arizona ($1000)
Visiting Researcher, Cambridge University, CRASSH: Conspiracy and Democracy Center. May, 2014.


Manuscript Reviewer
American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, Gender & Society, Journal of Legislative Studies, The International Journal of Press/Politics, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, Public Integrity, Foreign Policy Analysis, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy, African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, Field Methods, Psychological Reports, The Howard Journal of Communications, Political Studies, Political Behavior
Executive Board member, Florida Political Science Association
Committee to Design Undergraduate Research Methods Course Sequence
Fall 2012
Chair, Internal Review Committee for UM School of Communication Ph.D. Program 2012
Joint Political Science/International Studies Ph.D. Program Committee 2011-2012
American Politics Hiring Committees Fall 2008; Summer 2012; Fall 2014

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: American Politics, Elections, Media, Conspiracy Theories


Joseph E. Uscinski, Joseph M. Parent American Conspiracy Theories (New York, Oxford University Press. ).

Joseph E. Uscinski “The People’s News: Media, Politics, and the Demands of Capitalism (New York, New York University Press. 2014).

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