Bachelor of Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014
Talking Nationalism: The Use of Nationalist Rhetoric in Congress
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Research Hall 92, Fairfax Campus
All are invited to attend.
Ahsan Butt, Chair
How has the use of nationalist rhetoric changed since 2008, and what has this change emerged from? I advance a strategy for identifying and measuring elite use of nationalist rhetoric in the American context, and a strategy for examining this use of rhetoric to measure policy preferences and identify trends in political activity among elites. I will do this through use of supervised automated content analysis to measure specific types of nationalist rhetoric (exclusionary nationalist rhetoric, national pride, and symbolic/traditional nationalist rhetoric). I will then use the data created from this rhetoric analysis within a social network framework inspired by the work of Philip Leifeld to identify connections and trends within the rhetoric.
A copy of this doctoral dissertation proposal is available for examination from Shannon Williams, Schar School of Policy and Government. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to view it or if you have any other questions.