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Joshua Meyer-Gutbrod is teaching faculty at the University of South Carolina, Department of Political Science. Josh’s research explores the limits of the growing animosity between Democratic and Republican politicians associated with partisan polarization by examining bipartisan cooperation between federal and state agents. Much of his work examines partisan rhetoric at different levels of government, with a focus on the President, members of Congress, and state legislators. Conventional wisdom suggests that national partisan division and the nationalization of politics will produce consistent polarization across institutions. His research explores inconsistencies in both policy and rhetoric, with the goal of identifying mechanisms for undermining polarization.
Josh received his PhD from Cornell University. Before coming to South Carolina, he served as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the SBE program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also maintains the Digital Campaigns Project (DCP), which he established in 2016 to track campaign content of state legislative campaign websites. His research has been published in Political Communication and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.