Morgan Marietta

Dean of the Center for Economics, Politics, & History

Morgan Marietta is Dean of the Center for Economics, Politics & History. Prior to joining the University of Austin, he taught at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for eleven years and served as Chair of Political Science (briefly) at the University of Texas at Arlington. He studies the political consequences of belief, focusing on constitutional politics, political psychology, and facts in politics. He is the author of four books, including A Citizen’s Guide to American Ideology, A Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution and the Supreme Court, The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric: Absolutist Appeals and Political Persuasion, and most recently One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy. His studies of contemporary politics, including absolutist rhetoric, ideological premises, the rhetoric of reality, and the role of hubris have appeared in the leading journals in political science, including the Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, and the American Political Science Review. He is the founding editor of the annual SCOTUS series at Palgrave Macmillan on the major rulings of the Supreme Court and is a regular commentator on constitutional politics. His current book project is The Supreme Court of Facts, on the role of the Court in addressing disputed perceptions of reality.

“At the University of Austin, no one will be shouted down but they might be shown to be wrong.”