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Morgan Marietta

Marietta-Morgan
Morgan Marietta, Ph.D.Associate Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Political Science
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4274
  • Office
    Dugan Hall - 2nd Floor
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Research Interests

American Politics; Political Psychology; Political Communication; Law & Politics.

The Political Consequences of Belief; Political Values and Ideologies; Political Rhetoric; Constitutional Politics; Dueling Fact Perceptions.

Biography

Morgan Marietta studies the psychology of politics and writes about the political consequences of belief. He teaches Introduction to American Politics, Elections, Political Psychology, the Supreme Court Seminar, and Mock Supreme Court. He is the author of four books, The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric: Absolutist Appeals and Political Influence, A Citizen’s Guide to American Ideology, and A Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution and the Supreme Court. His new book (with David Barker) is forthcoming from Oxford University Press (One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy), discussing the causes and consequences of dueling fact perceptions.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Political Science Teaching Excellence Award (2015)
  • Inspirational Faculty Advising (2014)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (2013)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award (2011) - UGA Student Government Association
  • Outstanding Faculty Award (2010) - UGA Student Government Association

Selected Publications

  • Marietta, M., Barker, D. (2018) "One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy", Oxford University Press
  • Marietta, M., Farley, T., Cote, T., Murphy, P. (2017) "The Rhetorical Psychology of Trumpism: Threat, Absolutism, and the Absolutist Threat", The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics 15:2 pp. 313-332
  • Marietta, M., Farley, T. (2016) "Supreme Facts: The Prevalence and Justification of Social Facts in Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court", Journal of Law & Courts 4:2 pp. 243-265
  • Marietta, M., Barker, D., Bowser, T. (2015) "Fact-Checking Polarized Politics: Does the Fact-Check Industry Provide Consistent Guidance on Disputed Realities?", The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics 13:4 pp. 577-596
  • 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", Baylor University Press
  • Marietta, M. (2011) "A Citizen's Guide to American Ideology: Conservatism and Liberalism in Contemporary Politics", Routledge