Christopher J. Galdieri
galdieri@umn.edu
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Political Science - University of Minnesota

Curriculum Vitae

Christopher J. Galdieri
Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota
1414 Social Sciences Tower, 267 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
galdieri@umn.edu
612-202-5012

Education
Ph. D. Candidate in Political Science, University of Minnesota. Expected 2011.

Fields: American Politics and Political Theory. Minor: Political Psychology
Dissertation Title: Leading With Values: How Presidential Candidates Define and Refine American Values
Advisor: John L. Sullivan, Ph.D

B.A. in American Government (Minor: Studio Arts), Georgetown University - Washington, D.C., 1996

Teaching Experience and Instruction

Instructor, Department of Political Science, St. Olaf College

  • AMCON 102 Democratic Vistas (Spring 2011)
  • PSCI 272 American Constitutional Law (Fall 2010)
  • PSCI 299 - The American Presidency in the Age of Obama (Spring 2010)
  • PSCI 111 - American Politics (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Interim 2011)

Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota

  • POL 1015 Mass Politics in a Media Age (Fall 2008)
  • POL 1001 - American Democracy in a Changing World (Summer 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2009)
  • POL 3766 - Political Psychology of Mass Behavior (Fall 2007)

Section Leader, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota

  • POL 1001 - American Democracy in a Changing World (Fall 2006)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota

  • POL 1001 - American Democracy in a Changing World (Fall 2002, Fall 2003)
  • POL 3085 - Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (Fall 2005)
  • POL 3766 - Political Science of Mass Behavior (Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007)
  • POL 4310 - American Campaigns and Elections (Fall 2004)
  • POL 4309 - Judicial Politics (Spring 2004)
  • POL 4767 - Public Opinion and Voting Behavior (Spring 2003)

Publications

  • "Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America and the American Enterprise," Extrapolation 42, no. 1 (2001)
  • "Bad Habits: Six Ways Stations Undercut Their Stories," Columbia Journalism Review (Jan./Feb. 1999)

Presentations

  • "Superdelegate Decision-Making During the 2008 Democratic Nomination Contest," with Kevin J. Parsneau, Elections, Public Opinion and Parties Annual Conference at the University of Essex, September 2010
  • "Endorsements and Endurance: Superdelegate Decision-Making During the 2008 Democratic Primary Marathon," with Kevin J. Parsneau, Midwest Political Science Association, April 2010
  • "You Lie, Your Policy Stinks, and You Didn't Really Win the Election Anyway: Rhetorical Responses of Outparties to New Administrations," with Justin W. Holmes, Midwest Political Science Association, April 2010
  • "Appointing Loyalty: Stickers, Switchers, and the Clinton Superdelegate Hunt," with Kevin J. Parsneau and Vincent Vecera, Midwest Political Science Association, April 2009
  • "Declaring Values: The Use of Values Rhetoric in Presidential Primary Campaigns, 1992-2000," Midwest Political Science Association, April 2007
  • "Values in Rhetoric: Presidential Candidates' Normative Talk," University of Minnesota Political Psychology Proseminar, October 2006

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant, Professor Timothy Johnson, 2007-2008
  • Research Assistant, Professor Joanne Miller, 2004, 2007
  • Research Associate, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Washington, D.C., 1998-2002
  • Content Analyst, Times Mirror Center for the People and the Press, Washington, D.C. 1993-1995

Additional Training

  • Preparing Future Faculty Program, Center for Learning and Teaching Services, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • Summer Institute in Political Psychology, The Ohio State University, 2003

Grants

  • College of Liberal Arts Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) Fellowship, Summer 2008
  • Center for the Study of Political Psychology Travel Grants, 2006, 2007

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer, Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS)
  • Member, American Political Science Association
  • Member, Midwest Political Science Association

Teaching & Research Interests

Political values, public opinion, political psychology, campaigns and elections, political behavior, popular culture

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