2016 Presidential Election


From campaign strategy to policy issues to voting rights, faculty experts at UT Austin are poised to give insight for coverage of the presidential election. Topics include:

If you are seeking expertise on other subjects, please call University Media Relations at 512-471-3151 or consult our general Media Experts Guide.



Civil Rights


William H Beardall

William H Beardall

Clinical Professor , School of Law
+1 512 474 0007, bbeardall@equaljusticecenter.org

Beardall directs the Law School's ground-breaking Transnational Worker Rights Clinic. He has practiced as a public interest employment lawyer for low-income working men and women since 1978. Beardall also serves as Executive Director of the Equal Justice Center, a non-profit employment justice and civil rights organization with offices in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas. He speaks Spanish.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Victoria M Defrancesco

Victoria M Defrancesco

Lecturer , Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies , College of Liberal Arts
, vmdsoto@austin.utexas.edu

Defrancesco can discuss campaign and elections, political marketing, political psychology, immigration, race, ethnicity and gender. She speaks Spanish.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Edwin  Dorn

Edwin Dorn

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 232 4007, eddorn@utexas.edu

Dorn served as dean of the LBJ School from 1997 to 2004, and his scholarship interests include defense, civil rights, and education policy. Dorn is currently chairman of the board of the Kettering Foundation and has previously served in the Department of Defense.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Ariel E Dulitzky

Ariel E Dulitzky

Clinical Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 1256, adulitzky@law.utexas.edu

Dulitzky is director of the Human Rights Clinic and director of the Latin American Initiative. He is a leading expert in the inter-American human rights system. Dulitzky has published extensively on human rights, the inter-American human rights system, racial discrimination and the rule of law in Latin America. He speaks Spanish.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Peniel E Joseph

Peniel E Joseph

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 475 7241, peniel.joseph@austin.utexas.edu

Joseph's research focuses  has been  on "Black Power Studies", which explore the interdisciplinary fields of Africana studies, women's and ethnic studies, law and society and political science. He is currently teaching "The Civil Rights Movement and Public Policy".

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Raul L Madrid

Raul L Madrid

Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7246, rmadrid@mail.utexas.edu

Madrid is a Spanish speaker that can address Latin American politics, comparative ethnic politics, comparative social policy and democratization.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Economy


Mechele  Dickerson

Mechele Dickerson

Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 1311, mdickerson@law.utexas.edu

Dickerson is a nationally recognized bankruptcy law scholar and a global media expert on consumer debt.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

James K Galbraith

James K Galbraith

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 1244, galbraith@mail.utexas.edu

Galbraith is an expert in economic development and inequality. Galbraith directs the University of Texas Inequality Project and chairs the Board of Economists for Peace and Safety. He is a member of the Lincean Academy and a senior scholar of the Levy Economic Institute.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Calvin H Johnson

Calvin H Johnson

Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 1306, cjohnson@law.utexas.edu

Johnson's research is currently focused around the Shelf Project, a collaboration to raise revenue by protecting the tax base, without rate increases.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Angela K Littwin

Angela K Littwin

Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 5561, alittwin@law.utexas.edu

Littwin studies bankruptcy, consumer, and commercial law from an empirical perspective. Her current research includes studies of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's consumer complaints process as well as the relationship between consumer credit and domestic violence.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Criminal Justice


Michele Y Deitch

Michele Y Deitch

Senior Lecturer , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 232 2562, +1 512 296 7212, michele.deitch@austin.utexas.edu

Deitch is an attorney with more than 23 years of experience working on criminal justice policy issues with state and local government officials, corrections officials, judges and advocates. Most of Deitch's current research focuses onindependent prison oversight and the management of juvenile offenders.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Jordan M Steiker

Jordan M Steiker

Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 1346, jsteiker@law.utexas.edu

Steiker teaches constitutional law, criminal law, and death penalty law, and is co-director of the law school's Capital Punishment Center.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Education


Cynthia  Osborne

Cynthia Osborne

Associate Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 9808, cosborne@prc.utexas.edu

Osborne's teaching and research interests include poverty and inequality, and educator effectiveness and accountability. She can talk about teacher preparation programs in Texas.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Environment


Owen L Anderson

Lecturer , School of Law
+1 512 232 1446, oanderson@law.utexas.edu

Anderson is an expert on domestic and international oil and gas law.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Thomas O McGarity

Thomas O McGarity

Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 1384, tmcgarity@law.utexas.edu

McGarity is a leading scholar in the fields of both administrative law and environmental law.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Sheila M Olmstead

Sheila M Olmstead

Associate Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 2064, sheila.olmstead@austin.utexas.edu

Olmstead is an environmental economist whose current research projects examine the environmental externalities associated with shale gas development in the U.S. She has worked on the economics of water resource management, focusing on water demand estimation, water conservation policy and access to drinking water services among low-income communities.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Governance


Bethany L Albertson

Bethany L Albertson

Associate Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7276, balberts@austin.utexas.edu

Albertson is an expert on political psychology and public opinion.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

H W Brands

H W Brands

Professor , Department of History , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 3261, hwbrands@austin.utexas.edu

Brands can speak about presidential history and the history of elections.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Bruce  Buchanan

Bruce Buchanan

Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7212, bruceb@austin.utexas.edu

Buchanan is an expert on presidential and American politics, American institutions, public policy and political behavior.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Victoria M Defrancesco

Victoria M Defrancesco

Lecturer , Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies , College of Liberal Arts
, vmdsoto@austin.utexas.edu

Defrancesco can discuss campaign and elections, political marketing, political psychology, immigration, race, ethnicity and gender. She speaks Spanish.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Sherri R Greenberg

Sherri R Greenberg

Clinical Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8324, +1 512 656 6592, srgreenberg@austin.utexas.edu

Greenberg served as a Texas state representative for ten years, completing her final term in January 2001. Greenberg is an expert on Texas state government, public finance and electronic government.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

James R Henson

James R Henson

Director of Communication Strategy and Director of the Texas Politics Project , Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services, College of Liberal Arts , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 0090, j.henson@austin.utexas.edu

Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project, is an expert on Texas politics, public opinion, presidential elections, internet and politics, and political campaigns.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Wendy A Hunter

Wendy A Hunter

Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
, wendyhunter@austin.utexas.edu

Hunter studies Comparative Politics, with an emphasis on Latin American affairs. She has done in depth work on the military in Brazil and the Southern Cone, as well as research on social policy issues in Latin America, with special attention to the politics of education and health reform.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Todd A Olmstead

Todd A Olmstead

Associate Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 8456, tolmstead@austin.utexas.edu

Olmstead is an expert on intelligent transportation systems, highway safety and administrative rulemaking. He is also an expert in the areas of health economics, health services research and health care policy.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Brian E Roberts

Brian E Roberts

Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7243, +1 512 471 6007, roberts@utexas.edu

Roberts is an expert on American political institutions, interest groups and positive political economy.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Victoria E Rodriguez

Victoria E Rodriguez

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 475 8620, victoria@austin.utexas.edu

Rodriquez teaches courses in policy development, women in politics and public policy, and theory and philosophy of public policy. Her scholarly work has focused on governance, democratization, and political change in Mexico.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Ryan  Streeter

Ryan Streeter

Director , Center for Politics and Governance , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 3581, ryan.streeter@aei.org

Streeter has served in both the public and private sectors, concentrating specifically on urban policy, campaign politics, and economic development. Streeter has previously served as policy advisor at the federal, state, and local levels.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Jeremi  Suri

Jeremi Suri

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 475 7242, suri@austin.utexas.edu

Suri can adress a wide range of topics including foreign policy, immigration, military affairs, young voters, campaign finance, changing role of the presidency and the history of the presidency.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Sean M Theriault

Sean M Theriault

University Distinguished Teaching Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
, seant@mail.utexas.edu

Theriault can speak about American political institutions, political party polarization, U.S. Congress, elections and voters.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Stephen I Vladeck

Stephen I Vladeck

Professor , School of Law
+1 512 475 9198, svladeck@law.utexas.edu

Vladeck's teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, and national security law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, Vladeck is a co-author of Aspen Publishers' leading national security law and counterterrorism law casebooks and Supreme Court contributor to CNN.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Kurt G Weyland

Kurt G Weyland

Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7253, kweyland@austin.utexas.edu

Weyland's research interests focus on democratization and authoritarian rule, on social policy and policy diffusion, and on populism in Latin America and Europe.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Health Care


Jacqueline L Angel

Jacqueline L Angel

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 2956, jangel@austin.utexas.edu

Angel has published extensively about the sociology of aging and how it is affected by the life course and social policy. She also serves as an adviser to professional committees, nongovernmental organizations and other agencies that provide basic services to elderly people. She focuses on evaluating the impact of policies on the health and well-being of Latinos, immigrants and other vulnerable groups.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

John A Robertson

John A Robertson

Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 1307, jrobertson@law.utexas.edu

Robertson has written and lectured widely on law and bioethical issues. He is the author of two books in bioethics and numerous articles on reproductive rights, genetics, organ transplantation, and human experimentation.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

William M Sage

William M Sage

Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 7806, bsage@law.utexas.edu

Robertson's areas of teaching are health law, regulatory theory, antitrust, and professional responsibility.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

David C Warner

David C Warner

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 6277, david.warner@austin.utexas.edu

Warner's major teaching and research interests are health policy and health finance. He is currently working on projects related to improving health insurance coverage, the integration of the U.S. and Mexican health care systems, diabetes policy, public health funding and U.S.-Mexico border health.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Immigration


William H Beardall

William H Beardall

Clinical Professor , School of Law
+1 512 474 0007, bbeardall@equaljusticecenter.org

Beardall directs the Law School's ground-breaking Transnational Worker Rights Clinic. He has practiced as a public interest employment lawyer for low-income working men and women since 1978. Beardall also serves as Executive Director of the Equal Justice Center, a non-profit employment justice and civil rights organization with offices in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas. He speaks Spanish.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Victoria M Defrancesco

Victoria M Defrancesco

Lecturer , Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies , College of Liberal Arts
, vmdsoto@austin.utexas.edu

Defrancesco can discuss campaign and elections, political marketing, political psychology, immigration, race, ethnicity and gender. She speaks Spanish.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Denise L Gilman

Denise L Gilman

Clinical Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 7796, dgilman@law.utexas.edu

Gilman is co-director of the School of Law's Immigration Clinic, which has clients from all over the world. Gilman has written and practiced law extensively in the international human rights and immigrants' rights fields. Her areas of expertise include immigration, immigrant rights, civil rights advocacy and human rights advocacy. She speaks Spanish.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Angela K Littwin

Angela K Littwin

Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 5561, alittwin@law.utexas.edu

Littwin studies bankruptcy, consumer, and commercial law from an empirical perspective. Her current research includes studies of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's consumer complaints process as well as the relationship between consumer credit and domestic violence.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Raul L Madrid

Raul L Madrid

Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7246, rmadrid@mail.utexas.edu

Madrid is a Spanish speaker that can address Latin American politics, comparative ethnic politics, comparative social policy and democratization.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Elissa C Steglich

Elissa C Steglich

Clinical Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 1387, esteglich@law.utexas.edu

Professor Steglich has extensive experience practicing immigration law and has been a strong advocate for immigrant rights, especially the rights of immigrant children.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

International Security/Foreign Policy


Robert M Chesney

Robert M Chesney

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs , School of Law
+1 512 232 1298, rchesney@law.utexas.edu

Chesney is jointly appointed at the LBJ School and the UT School of Law, where he serves as the associate dean for Academic Affairs. Chesney's scholarship includes the legalities surrounding national and international security policies and the impact of technological and strategic change over time.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Ariel E Dulitzky

Ariel E Dulitzky

Clinical Professor , School of Law
+1 512 232 1256, adulitzky@law.utexas.edu

Dulitzky is director of the Human Rights Clinic and director of the Latin American Initiative. He is a leading expert in the inter-American human rights system. Dulitzky has published extensively on human rights, the inter-American human rights system, racial discrimination and the rule of law in Latin America. He speaks Spanish.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Kenneth F Greene

Kenneth F Greene

Associate Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7206, kgreene@austin.utexas.edu

Greene specializes in research on authoritarian regimes and democratization, political parties and elections, Mexican politics, Latin American politics, and research methods.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Wendy A Hunter

Wendy A Hunter

Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
, wendyhunter@austin.utexas.edu

Hunter studies Comparative Politics, with an emphasis on Latin American affairs. She has done in depth work on the military in Brazil and the Southern Cone, as well as research on social policy issues in Latin America, with special attention to the politics of education and health reform.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

William  Inboden

William Inboden

Executive Director , Office of the President; Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 2601, +1 512 471 2411, inboden@austin.utexas.edu

Inboden's policy and academic interests include national security and US foreign policy. Inboden is also a distinguished scholar at UT's Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Bobby R Inman

Bobby R Inman

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 471 6716, inman@austin.utexas.edu

Admiral Inman served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1982 and has twice served as interim dean for the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Admiral Inman also served as the director of the National Security Agency. His expertise includes security, trade, and technology.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Raul L Madrid

Raul L Madrid

Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7246, rmadrid@mail.utexas.edu

Madrid is a Spanish speaker that can address Latin American politics, comparative ethnic politics, comparative social policy and democratization.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Stephen  Slick

Stephen Slick

Director of the Intelligence Studies Project , The Robert S. Strauss Center and The Clements Center for National Security
+1 512 471 0814, sbslick@austin.utexas.edu

Slick served for 28 years in the CIA's clandestine service, including five assignments abroad, prior to joining the LBJ School in 2015. Between 2005 and 2009, he was a special assistant to the president and the senior director for Intelligence Programs and Reform on the staff of the National Security Council.

Jeremi  Suri

Jeremi Suri

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 475 7242, suri@austin.utexas.edu

Suri can adress a wide range of topics including foreign policy, immigration, military affairs, young voters, campaign finance, changing role of the presidency and the history of the presidency.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Stephen I Vladeck

Stephen I Vladeck

Professor , School of Law
+1 512 475 9198, svladeck@law.utexas.edu

Vladeck's teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, and national security law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, Vladeck is a co-author of Aspen Publishers' leading national security law and counterterrorism law casebooks and Supreme Court contributor to CNN.

Media Contact: Chris Roberts, roberts@law.utexas.edu, 512-471-7330

Political Communication


Bethany L Albertson

Bethany L Albertson

Associate Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7276, balberts@austin.utexas.edu

Albertson is an expert on political psychology and public opinion.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Victoria M Defrancesco

Victoria M Defrancesco

Lecturer , Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies , College of Liberal Arts
, vmdsoto@austin.utexas.edu

Defrancesco can discuss campaign and elections, political marketing, political psychology, immigration, race, ethnicity and gender. She speaks Spanish.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Julie R Irwin

Julie R Irwin

Professor , Department of Marketing , Red McCombs School of Business
+1 512 471 5419, jirwin@mail.utexas.edu

In a [url=https://news.utexas.edu/2016/02/19/donald-trumps-bullying-and-the-psychology-behind-it]recent op-ed[/url], Irwin evaluates Trump's communication and strategies.

Media Contact: Samantha Harris, samantha.harris@mccombs.utexas.edu, 512-471-6746

Presidential Politics


Bethany L Albertson

Bethany L Albertson

Associate Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7276, balberts@austin.utexas.edu

Albertson is an expert on political psychology and public opinion.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

H W Brands

H W Brands

Professor , Department of History , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 3261, hwbrands@austin.utexas.edu

Brands can speak about presidential history and the history of elections.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Bruce  Buchanan

Bruce Buchanan

Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7212, bruceb@austin.utexas.edu

Buchanan is an expert on presidential and American politics, American institutions, public policy and political behavior.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

James R Henson

James R Henson

Director of Communication Strategy and Director of the Texas Politics Project , Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services, College of Liberal Arts , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 471 0090, j.henson@austin.utexas.edu

Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project, is an expert on Texas politics, public opinion, presidential elections, internet and politics, and political campaigns.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

James W Pennebaker

James W Pennebaker

Executive Director and Special Advisor to the Provost , Project 2021 and Educational Innovation , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 2781, pennebaker@utexas.edu

Pennebaker examines candidate's language use in debates to analyze aspects of personalities, thinking styles and social relationships. More info is at [url=http://www.wordwatchers.wordpress.com]www.wordwatchers.wordpress.com[/url].

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Brian E Roberts

Brian E Roberts

Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
+1 512 232 7243, +1 512 471 6007, roberts@utexas.edu

Roberts is an expert on American political institutions, interest groups and positive political economy.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Jeremi  Suri

Jeremi Suri

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 475 7242, suri@austin.utexas.edu

Suri can adress a wide range of topics including foreign policy, immigration, military affairs, young voters, campaign finance, changing role of the presidency and the history of the presidency.

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

Sean M Theriault

Sean M Theriault

University Distinguished Teaching Professor , Department of Government , College of Liberal Arts
, seant@mail.utexas.edu

Theriault can speak about American political institutions, political party polarization, U.S. Congress, elections and voters.

Media Contact: Rachel Griess, rachelgriess@austin.utexas.edu, 512-471-2689

Voting Rights


Peniel E Joseph

Peniel E Joseph

Professor , Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
+1 512 475 7241, peniel.joseph@austin.utexas.edu

Joseph's research focuses  has been  on "Black Power Studies", which explore the interdisciplinary fields of Africana studies, women's and ethnic studies, law and society and political science. He is currently teaching "The Civil Rights Movement and Public Policy".

Media Contact: Tori Yu, victoriajyu@austin.utexas.edu, 512-232-4054

For more information, contact: University Communications, Office of the President, 512-471-3151.