Christopher J. Galdieri
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Political Science - University of Minnesota

Short CV

Christopher J. Galdieri
University of Minnesota
Department of Political Science
1414 Social Sciences Building
267 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612.202.5012
Fax: 612.626.7599

Ph.D. Candidate: University of Minnesota, Political Science, expected 2010
B.A.: Georgetown University, American Government, 1996

Dissertation: Leading With Values: How Presidential Candidates Define and Refine American Values

Fields of interest: Political values, public opinion, political psychology, campaigns and elections, political behavior, popular culture

Teaching experience

Instructor, Department of Political Science, St. Olaf College

  • Democratic Vistas, Spring 2011
  • American Constitutional Law, Fall 2010
  • The American Presidency in the Age of Obama, Spring 2010
  • Introduction to American Politics, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010

Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota:

  • American Democracy in a Changing World, Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Summer 2006
  • Mass Politics in a Media Age, Fall 2008
  • Political Psychology of Mass Behavior, Fall 2007


  • "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


  • "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)

Professor John L. Sullivan (advisor) - - 612-624-4305
Professor Joanne M. Miller - - 612-625-8857
Professor Timothy R. Johnson - - 612-625-2907
Professor Paul N. Goren - - 612-626-7489

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