Jadaliyya Co-Editor and Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University Bassam Haddad interviewed Elisabeth Anker, an Associate Professor of American Studies and Political Science at George Washington University about the 2020 US Presidential Election. The series “The 2020 Election and What Not” is part of the Schar Conversations Podcast, which can be accessed here.
In this conversation, Elisabeth Anker addresses the apparent rift in US politics and the the potentially precarious consequences in light of the Presidential election. She also examines why President Trump continues to draw wide public support despite his performance on a number of key issues. Anker also provides insight into the status of the democratic party helmed by Biden and whether his election opens or closes space for progressive politics and leftists.
Elisabeth Anker is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Political Science at George Washington University, where she researches political theory and American political culture. She is the author of Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom (Duke, 2014) and is finishing two books: Ugly Freedoms and The Wrath of Sovereignty. She is co-editor of Theory & Event, and a frequent contributor on international television and radio news.