Dr. Ben Gaskins
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Specializations: Religion and Politics, Public Opinion, Media and Politics
Education: Ph.D., M.S. Florida State University; B.A. Furman University
Dr. Gaskins received his Ph.D. in 2011 from Florida State University, specializing in American and Comparative politics. His research focuses on the role of religion in politics, specifically on how religious commitment affects the ways in which individuals receive, think about, and understand political information, and ultimately how these factors influence voting behavior. Additionally, Dr. Gaskins has teaching and research interests in media and politics, political behavior, public opinion, and experimental political science. He teaches courses on Public Opinion, Religion and Politics in America, American Political Parties, the President and Congress, and Constitutional Law.
Selected Articles by Dr. Gaskins
“Internet News: Is it a Replacement for Traditional Media Outlets (with Jennifer Jerit), The International Journal of Press/Politics (forthcoming)
“Religious Participation and Economic Conservatism,” (with Matt Golder & David Siegel) (revised and resubmitted at American Journal of Political Science)