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Mark Brockway

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404A Maxwell Hall

Mark Brockway

Assistant Teaching Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

Faculty Fellow, Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2019


Mark Brockway is an assistant teaching professor in political science and religion at Syracuse University. His research centers on political identity and activism as expressed through party politics in the electorate and in governmental institutions. He investigates the consequences of changing political and social identities for party politics including the role of secular and religious identities in shaping partisan affiliation and participation. Specifically, his primary research agenda focuses on the role of secularism and attitudes about science in shaping individual political identification and motivating partisan activism.

In addition to his interest in party politics, his research examines religion and politics, political polarization, comparative politics and development, and public opinion. He received a Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. at the University of Oklahoma. He previously worked as an assistant professor of political science at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Areas of Expertise

American politics, comparative politics, religion