Brian Conley, PhD

Associate Professor, Government

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Education

  • PhD, New School for Social Research
  • MA, New School for Social Research
  • BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research Interests

  • American Politics
  • Political Parties and Party Systems
  • Political Marketing and Branding
  • Research Methods
  • Public Policy
  • Social Movement Theory and Practice

Publications

  • 2014 Lees-Marshment, Jennifer, Kenneth Cosgrove and Brian M. Conley, eds. Political Marketing in the United States. New York: Routledge. (January 2014).
  • 2014 Conley, Brian. M. “Does Obama Care?: Assessing the Delivery of Health Reform in the United States.” In Political Marketing in the United States, ed. Jennifer Lees-Marshment, Kenneth Cosgrove and Brian Conley. New York: Routledge. (January 2014).
  • 2014 Conley, Brian. M “Political Parties.” Encyclopedia of American Political Culture. (Submitted May 2013). (Forthcoming, 2014).
  • 2013 Conley, Brian. M. “The Politics of Party Renewal: The ‘Service Party’ and the Origins of the Post-Goldwater Republican Right.” Studies in American Political Development 27 (1): 51-67.
  • 2012 Conley, Brian. M. “The Politics of Hope: The Democratic Party and the
    Institutionalization of the Obama Brand.” In Routledge Handbook of Political Marketing, ed. Jennifer Lees-Marshment et al. London: Routledge.
  • 2011 Conley, Brian M. “States and the Making of the ‘Service’ Party: the
    Case of the Postwar Ohio Republican Party.” Journal of American Studies 45, 3 (August): 519-537.
  • 2010 Conley, Brian M. “Route to ’66: Ray Bliss, the 1966 Election and
    the Development of the Republican Service Party.” American Review of Politics 31 (Summer): 70-89.

Conferences

  • 2013 Panelist. “Does Obama Care?: Assessing the Delivery of Health Reform in the United States.” Northeastern Political Science Association, November, Philadelphia PA.
  • 2013 Panelist. “Does Obama Care?: Assessing the Delivery of Health Reform in the United States.” New England Political Science Association, May 4. Portland ME.
  • 2013 Panelist. “Does Obama Care?: Assessing the Delivery of Health Reform in the United States.” New York State Political Science Association, April 20. Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY.
  • 2012 Panelist. “Battleground 2012: Essential States, Key Races and Electoral Dynamics.” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 17. Boston, MA.
  • 2012 Panelist. “The Impact of the 2012 Presidential Election: A Northeastern Perspective.” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 16, 2010. Boston, MA.
  • 2012 Panelist. “Brand Democratic: Obama, and the Democrats in the Era of Political Branding.” New England Political Science Association. Portsmouth, NH. April 26-28 (with Kenneth Cosgrove).
  • 2012 Panelist. "2012 Election Preview: A View from the States." New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Portsmouth, NH. April 26.
  • 2012 Panelist. “A Constructive Theory of Lobbying." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 13. (Accepted, unable to attend).
  • 2012 Panelist. “The Politics of Party Renewal: Party Building and the Origins of the Post-Goldwater Republican Right.” Pennsylvania Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA. March 30-March 31. (Accepted, unable to attend).
  • 2012 Panelist. “A Constructive Theory of Lobbying." New York State Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Wagner College, New York City, NY. April 20-21. (Accepted, unable to attend).
  • 2011 Panelist. “Brand Democratic: Obama, and the Democrats in the Era of Political Branding.” Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. November 17 (with Kenneth Cosgrove).
  • 2011 Panelist. “The Politics of Hope: The Democratic Party and the Institutionalization of the Obama Brand.” New England Political Science Association, April 29. Hartford, CT.
  • 2011 Panelist. “The Politics of Hope: The Democratic Party and the Institutionalization of the Obama Brand.” Midwest Political Science Association, April 3. Chicago, IL.
  • 2010 Panelist. “The Impact of the 2010 Midterm Elections: A Northeastern Perspective.” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 12. Boston, MA.
  • 2010 Panelist. “Rocking the State Vote: Explaining Youth Voting in the States, 1992-2008” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 11. Boston, MA (with Rachael Cobb).
  • 2010 Poster. “Rocking the State Vote: Explaining Youth Voting in the States, 1992-2008.” American Political Science Association, September 2-5. Washington D.C. (with Rachael Cobb).
  • 2010 Panelist. “The Politics of Hope: The Democratic Party and the Institutionalization of the Obama Brand.” American Political Science Association, Workshop on Political Marketing, September 1. Washington D.C.
  • 2010 Chair. American Politics: Congress. Panel 7-D. New England Political Science Association, April 24. Newport, RI.
  • 2010 Panelist. “The Language of Lobbying: Assessing the Impact of Lobbyist-Proposed Language on the Formulation of State Environmental Policy.” New England Political Science Association, April 24. Newport, RI. (Nominated for Best Paper award).
  • 2010 Panelist. “Rocking the State Vote: Explaining Youth Voting in the States, 1992-2008.” New England Political Science Association, April 23-24. Newport, RI (with Rachael Cobb.).
  • 2010 Panelist. “The Language of Lobbying: Assessing the Impact of Lobbyist-Proposed Language on the Formulation of State Environmental Policy.” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 3. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2010 Panelist. “The Language of Lobbying: Assessing the Impact of Lobbyist-Proposed Language on the Formulation of State Environmental Policy.” Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, January 9, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2009 Panelist. “The Language of Lobbying: The Role of Lobbyist-Proposed Language in the Formulation of State Policy in New England.” Northeast Political Science Association Annual Meeting, November 20, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2009 Panelist. “Stalwart: Ray Bliss and the Making of the Modern Republican Party.” New York State Political Science Association, 63rd Annual Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City, April 24.
  • 2009 Panelist. “Organizing Politics: Ohio and the Origins of the Modern Republican Party,” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 4, Chicago, IL.
  • 2008 Panelist. “Organizing Politics: Ohio and the Origins of the Modern Republican Party,” Northeast Political Science Association Annual Meeting, November 11, Boston, MA.
  • 2008 Panelist. “Route to '66: Ray Bliss and the 1966 Mid-term Republican Resurgence,” Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, January 11, New Orleans, LA.
  • 2007 Panelist. “‘The Year of the Elephant’: Ray Bliss and the 1966 Mid-term Republican Resurgence.” Northeast Political Science Association Annual Meeting, November 16, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2007 Panelist. “Partisan Politics: Ray Bliss and the Making of the Modern American Party System,” New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 28, Boston, MA.
  • 2007 Panelist. “Alert, Alive and Aggressive: Ray Bliss and the Ohio Republican Party,” Pennsylvania Political Science Association Meeting, March 30, Kutztown, PA.
  • 2001 Panelist. “Mass Action: Social Movements and the State,” Rethinking Marxism Conference, University of Massachusetts, April 22, Amherst, MA.

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Political Science Association, 2001-
  • Member, New England Political Science Association, 2007-
  • Member, Northeastern Political Science Association, 2007-
  • Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2013-
  • Member, American Studies Association, 2013-
  • Member, American Historical Association, 1997-
  • Member, National Education Association, 1998-2001.
  • Member, Boston Athenæum, 2013-
  • Member, Massachusetts Teachers Association, 1998-2001.
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