Joseph Anthony

Teaching Assistant Professor

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208 Social Sciences and Humanities

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PhD, University of Missouri in St. Louis, 2019

Dr. Joseph Anthony researches elections administration and voting rights, social movements, political parties, and voting behavior. His current research project examines the relationship between local party organizations and electoral outcomes in rural communities. Dr. Anthony also explores the kinds of organizations that emerge when local parties become latent in rural areas. Additionally, Dr. Anthony is collaborating with other scholars of elections administration to study ranked choice voting systems and other electoral reforms being proposed around the country. Dr. Anthony's research has been supported by the Hewlett Foundation and the MIT Election Data and Science Lab.

Dr. Anthony has a passion for understanding political engagement; he worked in politics for 15 years before beginning his PhD program in 2014. Dr. Anthony was the founder and co-chair of the Help Missouri Vote Coalition, and he has served as an expert witness to the Elections Assistance Commission. He has also served on the National Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Council on Independent Living, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Hate Crimes Task Force in St. Louis.

Research Interests

Political Parties, Elections & Elections Administration, Social Movements, Voting Behavior, Rural Politics

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