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Stephanie Martin

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Stephanie Martin brings nearly 20 years of experience in corporate, media and political campaign work to bear in her research, which investigates the discourse of conservative social movements in the contemporary United States. 

Martin, who speaks Spanish, is especially interested in how political rhetorics about fiscal issues intersect with political rhetorics about social issues, and so work to reinforce one another. 

She is currently writing a book that explores how evangelicals have used news and other forms of mass media to promote government policies of fiscal conservatism and personal responsibility for ameliorating economic hardship in the aftermath of the national recession of 2008, and have agitated against increased spending on public welfare programs. The book also examines how the public discourse (and political priorities) of evangelicals is not only about abortion and other such cultural hot-button issues, but includes a preference for conservative economic policymaking, as well.

She can discuss:

  • economic messages in political campaigns
  • presidential campaign strategy

Stephanie Martin in the News

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