Anthony Sparacino

Anthony Sparacino

Office

Gibson Hall, 1540 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Subfield

American Politics

Degrees

BA, Manhattan CollegeMA, CUNY-Graduate Center

Statement

I am interested in right-wing politics with regard to American political development. Particular questions I wish to focus on in my future research include: What does the label “conservative,” a term which is thrown around frequently carrying a number of specific and not always flattering connotations, really mean in current discourse and how has it changed over time? How has the Republican Party, the party of Lincoln, evolved over time to represent such varied, and sometimes competing, interests as the Christian Right, big business, and anti-immigration activists? What is the relationship between right-wing ideology and popular culture?