Joseph Lowndes, Department of Political Science

Joseph Lowndes
Academic Areas:
Conservatism, Republicans, Race, Tea Party, Social Movements, Elections

Joseph Lowndes is an academic expert on conservativism, the Tea Party, social movements, the GOP, race and elections. At the University of Oregon, Joe is an associate professor of political science, where he teaches courses on U.S. politics, racial politics, political culture, and American political thought. He studies how political movements, like the Tea Party, come to be, and the role of race and gender in politics. Joe is the author of “From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism,” and co-editor of “Race and American Political Development.” 

Contact: | 541-346-1478 | @JoeLowndes


Recent Media: 
Some Oregonians want to leave and take part of the state to Idaho with them (National Public Radio, Feb. 24, 2020)
Right-wing racism with Daniel Martinez HoSang & Joe Lowndes (The Dig podcast, Feb. 14, 2020)
Race today, yesterday, and tomorrow (Commune, Jan. 23, 2020)
Trump spouts conspiracy theories and attacks Omar at Minnesota rally (The Real News Network, Oct. 11, 2019)
Portland Considers Antimask Law Aimed at Antifa Violence (The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2019)
How Republicans killed Oregon’s climate crisis bill – by fleeing the state (The Guardian, June 29, 2019)
Buehler touts moderate credentials in governor's race (Associated Press, Oct. 26, 2018)
UO Today: Professor explores the history of conservative populism (University of Oregon, March 7, 2018)
Pub talk will delve into Trumpism and the Republican Party (Around the O, March 2, 2018)
Roy Moore lost the battle, but he’s winning the war (The Washington Post, Dec. 13, 2017)
Joseph Lowndes: 'Some far-right groups want a growing racial conflict in the US' (France 24, Aug. 28, 2017)
Why is the US still fighting the civil war? (The Guardian, Aug. 16, 2017)
Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump? (The Guardian, July 26, 2017)
Political upheaval, by design (WBUR Boston, April 14, 2017)
The #President: The consequences of Trump's tweets (NBC 16, Jan. 30, 2017)
Trump, Twitter And the authoritarian presidency (The Huffington Post, Dec. 12, 2016)
The KKK doesn’t have to be in Trump’s White House to get exactly what they want (Fusion, Nov. 14, 2016)
Carson defends Trump’s African American outreach, but experts have doubts (NBC KSNV, Aug. 23, 2016)
From silent majority to white-hot rage: Observations from Cleveland (Counter Punch, July 22, 2016)
2016: The end of the culture wars as we know them (Newsweek, May 11, 2016)
Demystifying the Oregon Presidential Primary (Jefferson Public Radio, April 20, 2016)
Trump and the GOP: the silent majority versus the establishment (The Conversation, Jan. 27, 2016)
LIVE TV INTERVIEW: “Movements in Mainstream Politics,” “How Should Politicians Address Racial Justice?” and “Are Race and Class Struggles Separate?” (Shift by MSNBC, July 23, 2015)
Republicans say goodbye to the confederate flag–and hello to a new strategy (The Washington Post, June 24, 2015)
Nikki Haley's call to take down confederate flag signals the beginning of end of the GOP's southern strategy (The Raw Story, June 23, 2015)
Rachel Dolezal and race as a social construct, Rachel Dolezal and cultural appropriation, Why Rachel Dolezal is not like transgender people (MSNBC, June 17, 2015)
At its core, American Sniper is about white fear (The Conversation, Feb. 20, 2015)
Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon governor, replacing embattled democrat (Reuters, Feb. 18, 2015)
Whitening Bobby Jindal (Jacobin Magazine, Feb. 7, 2015)
Conservatives, the Tea Party and the shutdown: How we got here (The Huffington Post, Oct. 10, 2013)