C. D Myers

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Political Science
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C. Daniel Myers studies how ordinary citizens and political elites communicate and how this communication in turn shapes behavior. Much of his research is motivated by deliberative theories of democratic. Many argue that deliberation can create a more vital democracy, more informed and competent citizens, and more enlightened policy-making. However, these claims frequently rest on untested assumptions about how political deliberation proceeds, the way that communication affects citizens’ attitudes and participation, and the role that deliberation can play in the broader political system. His research evaluates the degree to which existing political practices meet or fall short of the deliberative ideal, whether new institutional arrangements like deliberative mini-publics can produce better, more legitimate governance, and suggests when normative democratic theory might require revision based on empirical realities. He is also interested in experimental methods, and much of his research applies experimental methods to new questions or problems.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Allegheny College, 2005.
  • Ph.D.: Princeton University, 2011.

Curriculum Vitae


  • American Politics, Political Psychology, Political Communication, Experimental Methods, Deliberative Democracy
Courses Taught
  • POL 1001: American Politics in a Changing World
  • POL 1903: Freshman Seminar; Deliberation in the 2016 Election
  • POL 3108H: Honors Thesis Tutorial and Political Science Inquiry
  • POL 3767 Political Psychology of Elite Behavior
  • POL 8307-8308: Proseminar in Political Psychology
  • POL 8360: Small Group Processes and Democratic Deliberation
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