Marc Hetherington

Marc Hetherington

Raymond H. Dawson Bicentennial Professor of Political Science
Hamilton 320
919-962-0428
marcj@email.unc.edu
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Marc Hetherington is Raymond H. Dawson Bicentennial Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He studies the American electorate, with a particular focus on the polarization of public opinion and is the author of a number of books, including Why Trust Matters: Declining Political Trust and the Demise of American Liberalism (Princeton University Press, 2005), Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2009) (with Jonathan Weiler), Why Washington Won’t Work: Polarization, Political Trust, and the Governing Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2015) (with Thomas J. Rudolph), and Prius or Pickup: How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America’s Great Divide (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2018). He has also published a range of articles in scholarly journals and won several awards for his teaching.