Anthony DiMaggio is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University. He has dedicated his life to education, having taught at five different colleges and universities, and working with a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional students in open and selective-enrollment institutions. He earned a Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Illinois—Chicago, and his master's and bachelor's degrees from Illinois State University. His research concentrations are in the field of American politics and include: inequality studies, interest groups and social movements, the news media, public opinion, and U.S. foreign policy.
Professor DiMaggio's research is interdisciplinary, and is based in the fields of Political Science, Political Sociology, and Political Communication. He is the author of numerous book chapters, journal articles, and 9 scholarly books, recently including Rebellion in America (Routledge, 2020), Political Power in America (SUNY Press, 2019), The Politics of Persuasion (SUNY Press, 2017), and Selling War, Selling Hope (SUNY Press, 2015). Professor DiMaggio's latest book project, Unequal America, is under contract with Routledge. His research is heavily based in a multi-methods approach, including participant observation, experiments, content analysis, interviews, political-history, case studies, and statistical analysis.
Professor DiMaggio has been a regular participant in progressive activism for the last two decades, including the global justice movement, environmental advocacy, anti-war protests, and labor activism, among other causes. He also regularly contributes political commentary by publishing popular articles in alternative media, including Counterpunch, Salon, and Truthout, among other venues. His latest research projects cover the rise of "fake news," the ascendance of reactionary politics in the U.S., and militarism in American political culture and foreign policy.