Professor Josh DarrDr. Joshua P. Darr

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania
Office: 204 Hodges Hall
Phone: 225-578-0395
Fax:225-578-2540
Email: jdarr@lsu.edu 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Area of Interest

Dr. Joshua Darr is an associate professor of political communication in the Manship School of Mass Communication and Department of Political Science.  His research interests are in American political behavior and the news media, with a focus on local media, polarization, and political engagement.

Selected Publications

Courses

MC 2002  Sports & Mass Communication
MC 3505  Media & Policy Processes
MC 3510  Political Communication Research
POLI 4026  Campaigns & Elections
MC 4515  Case Studies in Media & Political Campaigns
MC 7004  News Media & Governance
MC 7005  Public Opinion & Public Affairs
POLI 7930  Sem. in Political Behavior 

About

Joshua P. Darr (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is an associate professor of political communication in the Manship School of Mass Communication and Department of Political Science.  He also serves as Associate Dean of Research & Strategic Initiatives in the Manship School.  His research interests are in American political behavior and the news media, with a focus on local media, polarization, and political engagement. From 2022-2024, he will serve as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, conducting research on the connection between local media and political polarization. He has written about politics, media, and his research for popular outlets such as FiveThirtyEight, The Boston Globe, and Scientific American.  His first book, Home Style Opinion: How Local Newspapers Can Slow Polarization, is co-authored with Matthew Hitt and Johanna Dunaway and was published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press.