With a political tradition that includes the Progressive icon “Fighting Bob” LaFollette and the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, best known for his crusade against communism, Wisconsin is a frequent stop for White House contenders. The following UW-Milwaukee faculty members have expertise that can inform news reports about this year’s race and the candidates:
Kathleen Dolan, women in politics[email protected](414)202-6399 (cell)A professor of political science, Dolan researches electoral behavior, women and politics, public opinion and political participation. She is the author of “When Does Gender Matter?: Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections.” Her views on gender and politics have been widely published in such outlets as The Hill, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The National Journal, and The New Republic.
Thomas Holbrook, voter behavior[email protected](414) 939-4207 (Google voice to text)A professor of political science, Holbrook can talk about voter behavior, political campaigns, campaign spending, and forecasting national elections. He is the author of “Do Campaigns Matter?” and the forthcoming “Altered States: Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape.” He was most recently interviewed by The Daily Caller about Donald Drumpf’s unexpected appeal to voters.
Mordecai Lee, Wisconsin Politics[email protected](414) 227-3282 (Office)414-962-0270 (Residence)414-559-0271(Cell)A professor of urban planning, Lee served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1977 to 1983 and State Senate from 1983 to 1989. He appears frequently in local and state media, discussing Wisconsin policies and politics, and can speak to Wisconsin’s history as a swing state.
Paru Shah, race, ethnicity and politicsParu Shah, race and politics[email protected](651) 324-8797 (cell)An associate professor of political science, Shah works in the areas of race, ethnicity and politics, urban governance and politics, public policy analysis and outcomes in the educational arena. Her article, “The Centrality of Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Cities and Towns,” will appear in the forthcoming “Oxford Handbook on Local Politics.”