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Matthew Guardino


Photo of faculty memberAssistant Professor

Contact Information:
Howley Hall 302


Ph.D. - Syracuse University

Brief Biography:

Matt Guardino holds a BA in English literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Matt is a former newspaper journalist whose work centers on mass media, public opinion and political psychology, U.S. public policy, and communication theory. His research focuses on how discourse and information flows affect democracy and political power. He teaches courses in U.S. politics and public policy, research methods, news media and public opinion, and the political economy of communication.

Area(s) of Expertise:

American politics and policy issues, news media and public opinion

Selected Publications:

Matt, Guardino., Danny, Hayes. (2017). “Foreign Voices, Party Cues, and U.S. Public Opinion about Military Action” . International Journal of Public Opinion Research,

Hayes, Danny., Guardino, Matt. (2013). Influence from Abroad: Foreign Voices, the Media, and U.S. Public Opinion. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Guardino, Matt., Snyder, Dean. (2012). The Tea Party and the Crisis of Neoliberalism: Mainstreaming New Right Populism in the Corporate News Media. New Political Science34 (4), 527-548.

Hayes, Danny., Guardino, Matt. (2011). The Influence of Foreign Voices on U.S. Public Opinion. American Journal of Political Science55 (4), 830-850.

Hayes, Danny., Guardino, Matt. (2010). Whose Views Made the News? Media Coverage and the March to War in Iraq. Political Communication27 (1), 59-87.

Recent Presentations:

Guardino, Matt., Snyder, Dean., Caucus for a New Political Science 50th Anniversary Meeting, South Padre Island, Texas, "Alienation, the Advertising Industry, and the American Social Order". February, 2017.

Guardino, Matt., American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, "Workshop: Textual Analysis and Critical Semiotics". August, 2016.

Guardino, Matt., Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, "Psychological Ambivalence and Popular Common Sense: A Critical Bridge for Media Effects". April, 2014.

Guardino, Matt., Northeast Popular Culture-American Culture Association Annual Meeting, Colchester, VT, "Stopping 'America’s Descent into the Welfare Abyss': Hegemonic Political Discourse and the Demise of AFDC". October, 2013.

Guardino, Matt., Hayes, Danny., Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, "The Power of Foreign Voices and the Limits of Partisan Cue-Taking: U.S. Public Opinion about Military Action against Iran". April, 2013.

Guardino, Matt., Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Hollywood, CA, "Corporate Power and Political Consciousness: Rethinking News Media and U.S. Public Policy in the Neoliberal Era". March, 2013.