High-profile races for U.S. Senate and governor in Wisconsin are being watched by political observers around the country because the state is seen as a partisan battleground. UWM faculty members can assist reporters covering these topics and others related to the 2022 midterm elections. Please contact the UWM Media Services team at media-services-team@uwm.edu or 414-229-7490 if you need help scheduling an interview.

Kathleen Dolan
Distinguished professor, political science
kdolan@uwm.edu
Can discuss topics including: Midterm races; voting and participation; gender gap in voting; public opinion and voting; gender politics and female candidates.

Hong Min Park
Associate professor, political science
hmpark1@uwm.edu
Can discuss topics including: Analysis of races for U.S. Senate and governor in Wisconsin; outlook for control of Congress; consequences of recent redistricting; impact of the midterm elections on the 2024 presidential elections.

Paru Shah
Professor, political science
shahp@uwm.edu
Can discuss topics including: Impact of voting behavior, race and the Black vote; the Voting Rights Act; immigration and the midterm elections.

Michael Mirer
Visiting assistant professor, journalism, advertising & media studies
mirer@uwm.edu
Can discuss topics including: Impact of social media on political participation; impact of media coverage on public opinion; whether social media helps or hurts a democracy.

Xiaoxia Cao
Associate professor, communication
xcao@uwm.edu
Can discuss topics including: Impact of social media on political participation; which domestic issues are most successful in political advertising aimed at undecided voters; how often advertising spending decides a race.

Marc Tasman
Senior teaching faculty, journalism, advertising & media studies
mtasman@uwm.edu
Can discuss topics including: How digital culture and social media – specifically algorithms and memes –  affect democratic societies and personal well-being.