Dr. Joel Kersting

Dr. Joel Kersting (Political Science) received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and his B.A. in History & Political Science from the College of Saint Rose. Dr. Kersting’s teaching and research interests lie primarily in American politics, with focuses on political parties, the U.S. Congress, elections, public opinion, and the representation of marginalized groups. His current book project examines the effect of the ongoing electoral realignment on the basis of educational attainment in American party politics on both the Democratic and Republican parties’ positions. Kersting’s research was recently published in Politics, Groups, and Identities.


symposium on democracy 2020

Promoting Democratic Accountability in Politics & Society

February 22, 2023 @ 3:40 pm - 4:50 pm

Location: Burnett 102   American democracy is in a perilous time: political violence is increasing, politicians are using or unwilling to condemn antidemocratic rhetoric, and it seems like ordinary Americans…