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Joseph Lowndes

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Phone: 541-346-1478
  • Office: 919 PLC
  • Office Hours: Mon & Wed 12-1:30 (weeks 1-10); Mon 9-12 (finals week)
  • Affiliated Departments: Ethnic Studies
  • Interests: American political development, populism, racial politics, conservatism, political culture
  • Curriculum Vitae



  • Racial Transpositions: The Labor of Race in the Age of Inequality. With Daniel Martinez HoSang. University of Minnesota Press, Forthcoming, 2018.
  • From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism. Yale University Press, 2008.
  • Race and American Political Development, Edited with Julie Novkov and Dorian Warren. Routledge Press, 2008.


  • “William F. Buckley Jr.: Antiblackness as Anti-Democracy.” James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the American Dream Special Symposium, Journal of American Political Thought. Volume 6, Number 1, Winter 2017.
  • “Parasites of Government: Racial Antistatism and Representations of Public Employees amid the Great Recession.” American Quarterly, Volume 68, No. 4, December 2016  with Daniel Martinez HoSang.  
  • “White Populism and the Transformation of the Silent Majority” The Forum Volume 14, Issue 1, April 2016.
  • “Barack Obama’s Body: The Presidency, the Body Politic, and the Contest over American National Identity.” Polity. Volume 45, Issue 4. October 2013.

Book Chapters 

  • “US Populism.” Oxford Handbook of Populism. Edited by Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser, Pierre Ostiguy, Paul Taggart, Oxford University Press. 2017.
  • “American Politics.” The Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science. Edited by Mark Bevir and R.A. Rhodes. Routledge Press. 2015
  • “From Birmingham to Baghdad:  The Micro Politics of Regime Change” (with Victoria Hattam) in Berk, Galvan, Hattam, eds. Political Creativity: New Approaches to Institutional Diversity and Change. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
  • “The Past and Future of Race in the Tea Party Movement” in Steep: Vertiginous Rise of the Tea Party. Edited by Christine Trost and Lawrence Rosenthal. University of California Press, 2012.  

Works in Progress:

  • Mobilizing Middle America: Right-wing Populism from Wallace to Trump (work in progress)



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