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John Cluverius, Assistant Professor, Political Science

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John Cluverius is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, specializing in American politics and research methods. His research focuses on how political actors respond to information, particularly in the high information environment encountered by Americans in the 21st century. His dissertation “Grassroots Lobbying and the Economics of Political Information in the Digital Age” examines how state legislators respond to email messages from constituents about policy issues. 

He has been published in American Politics Research, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. Prior to becoming a political scientist, Cluverius was a professional political operative, working day-to-day at innovative companies that serve political campaigns and interest groups, and on political campaigns at the statewide and congressional level. He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from the George Washington University.