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NYU Steinhardt Experts Available as Presidential Debates of 2012 Election Season are Underway

October 3, 2012

The following experts from the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development are available to comment on a variety of issues relating to the first Presidential debate of the 2012 election, in addition to a number of political issues as voting day approaches:

Rodney Benson, associate professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and sociology

News media coverage of politics and social issues; political communication; political campaign strategies; social movements; international comparative studies of news media; public media

Charlton McIlwain (video), associate professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

African-American voters and the GOP; political rhetoric/speeches; media coverage of political campaigns; political advertising; minority political candidates; race messages in political campaigns

Joel Middleton (video), visiting assistant professor of applied statistics, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Voter behavior and political persuasion, survey design and experimental interventions for political organizations

Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of history and education; Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

The history of American politics

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Steinhardt Political Experts Available to Discuss 2012 Election Issues

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