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Bio

Dr. Bryan Gervais is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science & Geography and Coordinator of the Digital Politics Studio (DPS) at UTSA.  His areas of specialization are: American Political Behavior, Political Communication, Political Psychology, and the American Congress.

Dr. Gervais earned his Ph.D. in Government & Politics at the University of Maryland.

His journal publications have appeared or are set to appear in Political Communication; PS: Political Science & Politics; Politics, Groups, and Identities; Social Science Quarterly; the International Journal of Public Opinion Research; and the Journal of Information Technology and Politics.

Additional Information

Research in Progress

Dr. Gervais' current research focuses on the effects of exposure to political incivility and the connection between uncivil discourse and anti-deliberative attitudes. Additionally, he and Irwin Morris are completing a book manuscript exploring Tea Party membership in Congress.

Recent Publications

Books:

  1. Resentful Republicanism: How the Tea Party in the House Paved the Way for Trump’s Victory. (with Irwin Morris). (Under contract with Oxford University Press)

Journal articles:

  1. “New Media for the New Electorate? U.S. Representatives’ Use of Spanish in Tweets.” (with Walter Wilson) Politics, Groups, and Identities (In press)
  2. “More than Mimicry? The Role of Anger in Uncivil Reactions to Elite Political Incivility.” 2017. International Journal of Public Opinion Research 29(3): 384-405.
  3. "Reading the Tea Leaves: Understanding Tea Party Caucus Membership in the House of Representatives." (with Irwin Morris). 2012. PS: Political Science and Politics 45(2): 245-250.

Book chapters:

  1. “Ties the Top of the Ticket: How Members of the House Talked About the 2016 Presidential Candidates on Twitter,” in The Roads to Congress 2016, eds. Sean Foreman and Marcia Godwin. Palgrave Macmillan. (Forthcoming)
  2. “Political Communication.” 2016. In Global Encyclopedia of PublicAdministration, Public Policy, and Governance, ed. Ali Farazmand. Springer.
  3. "Tweeting to Victory? Social Media Use and Election 2014." 2015. In The Roads to Congress 2014, eds. Sean Foreman and Robert Dewhirst. Lexington Boooks.

Book reviews and other publications:

  1. In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media, by Diana Mutz. 2015. Public Opinion Quarterly 79(4): 1017-1020.
  2. Political Incivility Online.” 2015. ISPP Junior Scholars Blog, The International Society of Political Psychologists.
  3. Rude Democracy: Civility and Incivility in American Politics, by Susan Herbst. 2012. Journal of Politics 74(2): 18-19

Works in progress:

  1. “Affect, Deliberation, and Elite-based Incivility.” (Under review)
  2. “Differential Reactions to Pro-Attitudinal Political Incivility,” (In progress).

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