W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series
Dr. Erika Franklin Fowler: "Attacks, Anonymity and Anomalies: Political Advertising in the 2016 Election"
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Elkins Auditorium, 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Erika Franklin Fowler is an associate professor of government at Wesleyan University and the codirector of the Wesleyan Media Project which tracks and analyzes all political ads aired on broadcast television in real-time during elections. She specializes in political communication, local media, and campaign advertising in particular, and her work on local coverage of politics and policy has been published in political science communication, law/policy, and medical journals. She has secured $2.3M in grants supporting both the Wesleyan Media Project and her research on health policy. Prior to her time at Wesleyan, she spent two years as a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan and five years as the Research Director of the University of Wisconsin NewLab. She is the coauthor of Political Advertising in the United States. She also serves on ABC News' election-night "Decision Desk."