Michael E. Morrell

Associate Professor

Political Science

Political Theory, Democratic Theory, Political Psychology

Michael E. Morrell received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 1998. He teaches a range of political theory courses at the undergraduate level, including Introduction to Political Theory, Modern Political Theory, Political Theory and Popular Music, and Democratic Theory. Graduate seminars he has taught include the Proseminar in Political Theory, Emotions and Political Theory, and Political Psychology. His main research interests examine deliberative democracy, the connections between empathy and democracy, and emotions in politics. He is currently working on several research projects examining these areas in democratic mini-publics and online news comment platforms. He is also continuing to explore his theory of the role of empathy in democracy.

Selected Books
Michael E. Morrell. 2010. Empathy and Democracy: Feeling, Thinking and Deliberation. Penn State University Press. 2010 (http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-03659-5.html).

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Other Publications

View Prof. Morrell’s Research Project Web Page here.

Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-6007
Curriculum Vitae Morrell CV
Office LocationHerbst Hall 432
Office HoursWednesday 2:00-3:30 PM (In-Person or WebEx) and Thursday 10:00-11:30 AM (WebEx) (By Appointment through Nexus)