Elections Experts

Christopher Chávez, School of Journalism and Communication

Christopher Chávez is an expert in media studies and how it relates to popular culture, advertising and issues of race and ethnicity. He is especially well-versed in representation of marginalized populations, including the lack of Latinos in music, television and film and about LGBTQ-targeted advertising.

Nicole Dahmen, School of Journalism and Communication

Nicole Dahmen is an expert in visual communication. Her research focuses on ethical and technological issues in visual communication, with an emphasis on photojournalism in the digital age. Visual media coverage of political campaigns, military conflict, natural disasters, and social issues are some examples of topics where her expertise would be valuable.

Alison Gash, Department of Political Science

Alison Gash is an expert in U.S. courts, gender, race, sexuality, same-sex marriage, constitutional rights and public policy. At the University of Oregon, she is an assistant professor of political science. Her research explores how advocates work to overcome contentious policy debates and how their efforts ultimately influence the "facts on the ground."

Regina Lawrence, Turnbull Portland Center and Agora Journalism Center

Regina Lawrence is an expert in civic engagement, journalism innovation, and political communication.

Joseph Lowndes, Department of Political Science

Joseph Lowndes is an expert on conservativism, the Tea Party, social movements, the GOP, race and elections. He studies how political movements, like the Tea Party, come to be, and the role of race and gender in politics. 

Daniel Tichenor, Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science, expert in immigration, elections, and politics

Daniel Tichenor, Department of Political Science

Daniel J. Tichenor is an expert in immigration, elections, the U.S. presidency, politics, and the influence of interest groups and social movements on the U.S. government.