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Morgan Marietta

Morgan MariettaAssociate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPolitical Science
  • Phone(978) 934-4000

Research Interests

American Politics, Political Psychology, Political Communication, Law & Politics

Political ideologies and belief systems, political rhetoric, constitutional politics, democratic representation, and the psychology of political conflict.


  • BA: Economics, Political Science, (), University of Pittsburgh Honors College -
  • MS: History & Policy, (), Carnegie Mellon University -
  • Ph D: Political Science, (2007), University of Pittsburgh -

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2015) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (2013) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Outstanding Faculty Award (2011) - UGA Student Government Association
  • Outstanding Faculty Award (2010) - UGA Student Government Association


  • Marietta, M., Farley, T. (2016) "Supreme Facts: The Prevalence and Justification of Social Facts in Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court," Journal of Law and Courts 4:2 pp. 243-265
  • Marietta, M. (2014) "A Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution and the Supreme Court: Constitutional Conflict in American Politics," Routledge
  • Marietta, M. (2012) "The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric: Absolutist Appeals and Political Persuasion,"
  • Marietta, M. (2011) "A Citizen's Guide to American Ideology: Conservatism and Liberalism in Contemporary Politics," Routledge
  • Marietta, M. (2010) "Value Representation: The Dominance of Ends Over Means in Democratic Politics," Critical Review 22:2-3 pp. 311-329
  • Marietta, M. (2009) "The Absolutist Advantage: Sacred Rhetoric in Contemporary Presidential Debate," Political Communication 26:4 pp. 388-411
  • Marietta, M. (2008) "From My Cold, Dead Hands: Democratic Consequences of Sacred Rhetoric," The Journal of Politics 3 pp. 767
  • Marietta, M., Barker, D.C. (2007) "Values as Heuristics: Core Beliefs and Voter Sophistication in the 2000 Republican Nomination Contest," Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties 17:1 pp. 49-78
  • Perlman, M., Marietta, M. (2005) "The politics of social accounting: public goals and the evolution of the national accounts in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States," Review of Political Economy 17:2 pp. 211-230
  • Marietta, M., Perlman, M. (2000) "The Uses of Authority in Economics: Shared Intellectual Frameworks as the Foundation of Personal Persuasion," American Journal of Economics & Sociology 59:2 pp. 151-189
  • Marietta, M. (1996) "The historical continuum of financial illusion," American Economist 40:1 pp. 79

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Dueling Facts Project (2013), Grant - UML Seed Grant
    Marietta, M.
  • UML Center for Public Opinion Survey Grant (2013), -
    Marietta, M.