Rosalee A. Clawson

  • Department Head and Professor
  • Ph.D. Ohio State University
    M.A. Ohio State University
    B.A. cum laude, DePauw University

Department Information

Political Science // Faculty

Office Information

  • Courses

  • Spring 2017
    No Classes

    Fall 2016
    POL 600 - Political Science: Discipline and Profession

    Spring 2016
    No Classes

    Fall 2015
    POL 600 - Political Science: Discipline and Profession

    Spring 2015
    No Classes

    Fall 2014
    POL 695 - Seminar on Teaching and Learning

    Spring 2014
    POL 413-01, 02 - Human Basis Politics

  • Specialization

  • American Politics

  • Personal Profile


    Rosalee A. Clawson is Head of Department and Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. Her research focuses on American politics, especially public opinion, mass media and politics, political psychology, and the politics of race, class, and gender. Her research has been funded by Purdue's Global Policy Research Institute, the National Science Foundation, the USDA, and the Spencer Foundation. She is co-editor of Politics, Groups, and Identities, a journal of the Western Political Science Association. Among other editors of the journal are her distinguished colleagues: Professor James McCann, Associate Professor Eric Waltenburg, and Distinguished Professor S. Laurel Weldon.

    Selected Publications


    Clawson, Rosalee A. and Zoe M. Oxley. 2016. Public Opinion: Democratic Ideals. Democratic Practice, 3rd ed., Washington, DC: CQ Press.

    Clawson, Rosalee A. and Zoe M. Oxley. 2011. Conducting Empirical Analysis: Public Opinion in ActionWashington, DC: CQ Press.

    Clawson, Rosalee A. and Eric N. Waltenburg, 2009. Legacy and Legitimacy: Black Americans and the Supreme Court. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

    Recent Articles:

    Wiest, Sara, Leigh Raymond, and Rosalee A. Clawson. 2015. “Framing, Partisan Predispositions, and Public Opinion on Climate Change.Global Environmental Change 31: 187-198.

    Towner, Terri L., and Rosalee A. Clawson. “A Wise Latina or a Baffled Rookie? Media Coverage of Justice and Sonia Sotomayor’s Ascent to the Bench.” Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy, forthcoming.

    Towner, Terri L., and Rosalee A. Clawson. 2014. “News Coverage of the Supreme Court Docket.” In Covering the United States Supreme Court in the Digital Age, ed. Richard Davis. Cambridge University Press, 42-60.

    Andrews, Amelia, Rosalee A. Clawson, Benjamin M. Gramig, and Leigh Raymond. 2013. “Why Do Farmers Adopt Conservation Tillage? An Experimental Investigation of Framing Effects.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 68(6): 501-511.


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