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Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Curriculum Vitae
363 Hamilton Hall
Office Hours: T/Th; 10:50A to 12:20P

Pamela Johnston Conover, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Political Science, was educated at Emory University, B.A. (1973) and the University of Minnesota, Ph.D. (1979). Before coming to UNC in 1984, Professor Conover taught for six years at the University of Kentucky. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of Political Behavior, and Political Psychology. Professor Conover teaches courses dealing with political psychology, women and politics, collective behavior and political protest, and movies & politics. In the past, Professor Conover’s research has concerned the nature of political thinking, and the politics of identity and citizenship. Articles dealing with these topics have appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, and the British Journal of Politics. She also coauthored the book Feminism and the New Right (1983). Her current research is focused on polarization and partisan rivalry, political civility, candidate branding, emotions in politics, and gender effects in the media.