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Morgan Marietta


Morgan Marietta, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in this Political Science Department at UMass Lowell.
Morgan Marietta, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Research Interests

Political Communication, Political Psychology, The Supreme Court and Constitutional Politics.

The psychology and rhetoric of ideology, constitutional politics, facts in politics, and lies in politics.

Biography

Morgan Marietta studies the political consequences of belief. He teaches Introduction to American Politics, Political Psychology, Constitutional Law, and the Supreme Court Seminar. 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) was published recently at Oxford University Press (One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy), discussing the causes and consequences of dueling fact perceptions. He is the co-editor (with David Klein) of the annual SCOTUS series on the major decisions of the Supreme Court.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Political Science Teaching Excellence Award (2019)
  • 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) 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) 243-265.
  • Marietta, M., Barker, D., Bowser, T. (2015). Fact-Checking Polarized Politics: Does the Fact-Check Industry Provide Consistent Guidance on Disputed Realities? (13:4 pp. 577-596). The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics
  • 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