Sean Theriault is assistant professor in the Department of Government. Professor Theriault specializes in American politics, and his particular interests focus on the U.S. Congress, American political development and political history. He is a 2004 winner of the Eyes of Texas Excellence Award.
Professor Theriault has published articles on presidential rhetoric, congressional careers, issue framing, the Compromise of 1850 and public approval of Congress. His current research is on the party polarization in the U.S. Congress.
His book, “The Power of the People: Congressional Competition, Public Attention, and Voter Retribution,” is due out this spring with Ohio State University Press.
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