Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP)
- American politics
- political behavior
- political psychology
Markus Prior is Associate Professor of Politics and Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford’s Department of Communication in 2004. Prior's current research focuses on understanding the origins of political interest and on the measurement of political knowledge. He is the author of Post-Broadcast Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which won the 2009 Goldsmith Book Price, awarded by Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center, and the 2010 Doris Graber Award for the "best book on political communication in the last 10 years" given by APSA's Political Communication Section. The book examines how broadcast television, cable television, and the Internet have changed politics in the United States over the last half-century. Prior's work has also appeared in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Public Opinion Quarterly. Prior won the 2008 Emerging Scholar Award from the American Political Science Association's Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section.
1. Post-Broadcast Democracy