Portrait of Dr Andrew Wroe

Dr Andrew Wroe

Senior Lecturer in American Politics

About

Andrew Wroe joined the school in 2003. He is a Senior lecturer in American politics. His current research interest is the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Previous work has focused on trust in government, particularly the reasons for its decline and its effects on the wider polity, and on how low levels of political trust frame citizens' perceptions of elected officials and may actually help engender political scandals. He has written, edited and contributed to many books on US politics. These publications cover areas including the politics of immigration reform, the Republican party and the alleged 'culture war' in the United States. His most recent book is The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J. Trump. He is also the chair of the Political Studies Association American Politics Group.

Research interests

  • The decline of political trust, and the effects of low trust 
  • The polarization of American society on moral and social issues
  • The American Presidency

Teaching

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Supervision

Andrew is interested in supervising projects on any aspect of American domestic politics. He may also supervise projects in any area of political study that utilises a scientific and empirically rigorous approach. 

Current Students

  • Ana Maria Lobos, Political legitimacy and punitive attitudes in Latin America
  • Sadie Chana, An exploration of the role extreme right-wing groups in the perpetration of hate crime
  • Laura Skillen, In what ways does blame create villains in politics? A case study of the Brexit leave campaign
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