Matthew Fowler works as a research associate and instructor and is a doctoral candidate in political science at Indiana University and a scholar of race and public opinion in American politics. He is currently examining the relationship between competition, white group consciousness, and racial attitudes. His work has appeared in PS: Political Science and Politics and the American Review of Politics.
Donald Trump’s nomination as the GOP presidential candidate, it’s been widely reported, is due to the economic anxiety of voters and to Trump’s appeal as an authoritarian. But Luke B. Wood, a research associate and policy analyst, and Matthew Fowler, a political science researcher (both at IU), argue that Trump won in Indiana for a different reason — one deeply rooted in Hoosier history. Click here to read the full story.