Markus Prior

Professor of Politics and Public Affairs

209 Fisher Hall
Helene Wood
External Website:


  • American Politics
  • Media
  • 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 directs the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) in the Woodrow Wilson School.

Prior received his Ph.D. from Stanford`s Department of Communication in 2004. He won the 2008 Emerging Scholar Award from the American Political Science Association's Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section. Prior is the author of Post-Broadcast Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which won the 2009 Goldsmith Book Prize, 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, the Annual Review of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly and Political Communication.

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