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First Name
Deva
Last Name
Woodly
Country
USA
University
New School
Keywords
political discourse, public opinion, democratic theory, political economy, social movements
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About Me

Deva Woodly is an Assistant Professor of Politics at the New School. Her research focuses on the impacts of civic and political discourse on public understandings of politics and democratic practice, especially from the point of view of ordinary citizens and social movements. She examines public discourse both theoretically and empirically, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her academic interests include: social movements, public opinion, political behavior, political economy, democratic theory, and the study of political and politicized media. She is the author of The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance (Oxford 2015). Her current book project, What We Talk About When We Talk About the Economy, is an examination of American economic discourse and its implications for politics and policy in the post-Great Recession era.

Recent Publications

“The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance” Oxford University Press (2015)

“Black Lives Matter: The Politics of Race and Movement in the 21st Century,” Public Seminar, January 2016

“Seeing Collectivity: Structural Relation Through the Lens of Youngian Seriality” Contemporary Political Theory, September 2014; doi: 10.1057/cpt.2014.34

“New Competencies in Democratic Communication? Blogs, agenda setting and political participation” Public Choice (January 2008).

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