Brian Conley, PhD

Associate Professor, Political Science & Legal Studies

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Program Director, Applied Politics and Global Public Policy

Education

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

Employment History

  • Suffolk University
    Associate Professor, Government Department (2014-present)
    Assistant Professor, Government Department (2008-2014)

Research Interests

  • American Party System
  • Political Parties
  • Political Marketing
  • Political Communication
  • Research Methods

Areas of Teaching

  • US Politics
  • US Politics and Institutions
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Legislation and Lobbying
  • Social Movements
  • Research Methods

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • 2019 Conley, Brian, M. The Rise of the Republican Right from Goldwater to Reagan. New York: Routledge.
  • 2019 Lees-Marshment, Jennifer, Brian Conley, Edward Elder, Alex Marland, Robin Pettitt, Vincent Raynauld and Andre Turcotte. Political Marketing: Principles and Applications, 3rd edition. New York: Routledge.
  • 2018 Conley, Brian, M. “Thinking What He Says: Market Research and the Making of Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential Campaign.” In Political Marketing in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, ed., Jamie Gullies. New York: Palgrave.
  • 2016 Conley, Brian, M. “From Hilary to Obamacare: Healthcare Reform and the Evolution of Democratic Political Marketing in the US.” In New Trends in Political Marketing, ed., Anna Matušková. Prague: Karolinum (Charles University).
  • 2015 Conley, Brian, M. Conley, Brian M. “The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt: Sources of Anti-Government Conservatism in the United States." Political Science Quarterly 130, 2. (Book Review).

Conferences

  • 2019 Panelist. “The Parties Respond: Insights on the Midterms and Presidential Primaries.” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 7, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2019 Chair. “Partisanship and Vote Choice.” Southern Political Science Association, January 18, Austin TX.
  • 2019 Chair. “Thinking What He Says: Voter Research and the Making of Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential Campaign.” Southern Political Science Association, January 17, Austin TX.
  • 2018 Panelist. “Trump and the 2016 Presidential Election.” New England American Studies Association, June 8, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA.
  • 2018 Panelist. “`Michigan and the 2018 Midterm.” New England Political Science Association, April 21, Portsmouth, NH.
  • 2018 Panelist. “Thinking What He Says: Voter Research and the Making of Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential Campaign.” Midwest Political Association, April 8, Chicago IL.
  • 2017 Panelist. “Thinking What He Says: Voter Research and the Making of Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential Campaign.” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 10, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2017 Panelist. “Firewalls vs, Firebrands: Rust Belt Populism and Beyond 2016.” New England Political Science Association, April 21, Providence, RI.
  • 2016 Panelist. “Opting In or Out: The Challenges of Implementing a National Message: An Analysis of the Midterm 2014 Election Senate Election.” New England Political Science Association, April 23, Newport RI.
  • 2016 Panelist. “Forecasting and Understanding Election 2016: The Northeast and New England.” New England Political Science Association, April 23, Newport RI.
  • 2015 Panelist. “Explaining State Variation in Youth Voting, 1996-2012.” New England American Studies Association, April 24, Yale University, CT.
  • 2015 Panelist. “Explaining State Variation in Youth Voting, 1996-2012.” New England American Studies Association, April 2, Regis College, Weston, 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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