Associate Professor of Political Science and Daemen Honors Program Director Jay Wendland was recently published in “Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy,” an open access online journal that explores multiple aspects of American and global popular culture and offers a scholarly examination of the broader culture.
Wendland’s abstract focuses on the role of popular culture in civic education, noting that many television viewers learn about the American political process through various dramatized depictions.
Wendland is also the author of the book “Campaigns That Matter” (Lexington Press), which analyzes the role of campaign visits in presidential nominating contests, along with several articles that have appeared in “The Journal of Political Marketing, Electoral Studies, and The Forum.” His teaching interests include American politics, campaigns and elections, public opinion, politics and the media, and politics and popular culture. He is currently working on a book-length project analyzing the representativeness of presidential nominating contests.
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