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Katherine Cramer on The Politics of Resentment

Ohio State’s Democracy Studies Program presents Katherine Cramer, author of the book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (University Of Chicago Press, 2016), Wednesday, Sept. 27, 12-1:30 pm., at The Ohio State University’s Thompson Library, room 165 (Multipurpose Room). Cramer is professor of political science and director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In her talk, Cramer will discuss the nature of current right-wing populism in the United States, drawing on her extensive examination of rural voters in Wisconsin. She will explain the intensive and pervasive resentment toward cities and urban residents she has heard in conversations with 39 groups of people across 27 communities, and explain how this perspective provided fertile ground for the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

This event is co-sponsored by Ohio State’s Workshop in American Politics. For further information, contact Jon Kingzette.