Brian Conley, PhD

Associate Professor 

Director, Graduate Program in Political Science

Department of Government

Phone: 617-994-6414
Fax: 617-367-4623
Email: bconley@suffolk.edu
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1084

Education

  • PhD, New School for Social Research
  • MA, New School for Social Research
  • BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Fields of Interest

  • American Politics
  • Political Parties and Party Systems
  • Political Marketing and Branding
  • Research Methods
  • Public Policy
  • Social Movement Theory and Practice

Selected Publications

2014 Lees-Marshment, Jennifer, Kenneth Cosgrove and Brian M. Conley, eds. Political Marketing in the United States. New York: Routledge. (January 2014).

2014 Conley, Brian. M. “Does Obama Care?: Assessing the Delivery of Health Reform in the United States.” In Political Marketing in the United States, ed. Jennifer Lees-Marshment, Kenneth Cosgrove and Brian Conley. New York: Routledge. (January 2014).

2014 Conley, Brian. M “Political Parties.” Encyclopedia of American Political Culture. (Submitted May 2013). (Forthcoming, 2014).

2013 Conley, Brian. M. “The Politics of Party Renewal: The ‘Service Party’ and the Origins of the Post-Goldwater Republican Right.” Studies in American Political Development 27 (1): 51-67.

2012 Conley, Brian. M. “The Politics of Hope: The Democratic Party and the
Institutionalization of the Obama Brand.” In Routledge Handbook of Political Marketing, ed. Jennifer Lees-Marshment et al. London: Routledge.

2011 Conley, Brian M. “States and the Making of the ‘Service’ Party: the
Case of the Postwar Ohio Republican Party.” Journal of American Studies 45, 3 (August): 519-537.

2010 Conley, Brian M. “Route to ’66: Ray Bliss, the 1966 Election and
the Development of the Republican Service Party.” American Review of Politics 31 (Summer): 70-89.

Conferences

2013 Panelist. “Does Obama Care?: Assessing the Delivery of Health
Reform in the United States.” Northeastern Political Science Association, November, Philadelphia PA.

2013 Panelist. “Does Obama Care?: Assessing the Delivery of Health
Reform in the United States.” New England Political Science Association, May 4. Portland ME.

2013 Panelist. “Does Obama Care?: Assessing the Delivery of Health
Reform in the United States.” New York State Political Science Association, April 20. Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY.

2012 Panelist. “Battleground 2012: Essential States, Key Races and Electoral Dynamics.” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 17. Boston, MA.

2012 Panelist. “The Impact of the 2012 Presidential Election: A Northeastern Perspective.” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 16, 2010. Boston, MA.

2012 Panelist. “Brand Democratic: Obama, and the Democrats in the Era of Political Branding.” New England Political Science Association. Portsmouth, NH. April 26-28 (with Kenneth Cosgrove).

2012 Panelist. "2012 Election Preview: A View from the States." New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Portsmouth, NH. April 26.

2012 Panelist. “A Constructive Theory of Lobbying." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 13. (Accepted, unable to attend).

2012 Panelist. “The Politics of Party Renewal: Party Building and the Origins of the Post-Goldwater Republican Right.” Pennsylvania Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA. March 30-March 31. (Accepted, unable to attend).

2012 Panelist. “A Constructive Theory of Lobbying." New York State Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Wagner College, New York City, NY. April 20-21. (Accepted, unable to attend).

2011 Panelist. “Brand Democratic: Obama, and the Democrats in the Era of Political Branding.” Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. November 17 (with Kenneth Cosgrove).

2011 Panelist. “The Politics of Hope: The Democratic Party and the Institutionalization of the Obama Brand.” New England Political Science Association, April 29. Hartford, CT.

2011 Panelist. “The Politics of Hope: The Democratic Party and the Institutionalization of the Obama Brand.” Midwest Political Science Association, April 3. Chicago, IL.

2010 Panelist. “The Impact of the 2010 Midterm Elections: A Northeastern Perspective.” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 12. Boston, MA.

2010 Panelist. “Rocking the State Vote: Explaining Youth Voting in the States, 1992-2008” Northeastern Political Science Association, November 11. Boston, MA (with Rachael Cobb).

2010 Poster. “Rocking the State Vote: Explaining Youth Voting in the States, 1992-2008.” American Political Science Association, September 2-5. Washington D.C. (with Rachael Cobb).

2010 Panelist. “The Politics of Hope: The Democratic Party and the Institutionalization of the Obama Brand.” American Political Science Association, Workshop on Political Marketing, September 1. Washington D.C.

2010 Chair. American Politics: Congress. Panel 7-D. New England Political Science Association, April 24. Newport, RI.

2010 Panelist. “The Language of Lobbying: Assessing the Impact of Lobbyist-Proposed Language on the Formulation of State Environmental Policy.” New England Political Science Association, April 24. Newport, RI. (Nominated for Best Paper award).

2010 Panelist. “Rocking the State Vote: Explaining Youth Voting in the States, 1992-2008.” New England Political Science Association, April 23-24. Newport, RI (with Rachael Cobb.).

2010 Panelist. “The Language of Lobbying: Assessing the Impact of Lobbyist-Proposed Language on the Formulation of State Environmental Policy.” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 3. San Francisco, CA.

2010 Panelist. “The Language of Lobbying: Assessing the Impact of Lobbyist-Proposed Language on the Formulation of State Environmental Policy.” Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, January 9, Atlanta, GA.

2009 Panelist. “The Language of Lobbying: The Role of Lobbyist-Proposed Language in the Formulation of State Policy in New England.” Northeast Political Science Association Annual Meeting, November 20, Philadelphia, PA.

2009 Panelist. “Stalwart: Ray Bliss and the Making of the Modern Republican Party.” New York State Political Science Association, 63rd Annual Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City, April 24.

2009 Panelist. “Organizing Politics: Ohio and the Origins of the Modern Republican Party,” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 4, Chicago, IL.

2008 Panelist. “Organizing Politics: Ohio and the Origins of the Modern Republican Party,” Northeast Political Science Association Annual Meeting, November 11, Boston, MA.

2008 Panelist. “Route to '66: Ray Bliss and the 1966 Mid-term Republican Resurgence,” Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, January 11, New Orleans, LA.

2007 Panelist. “‘The Year of the Elephant’: Ray Bliss and the 1966 Mid-term Republican Resurgence.” Northeast Political Science Association Annual Meeting, November 16, Philadelphia, PA.

2007 Panelist. “Partisan Politics: Ray Bliss and the Making of the Modern
American Party System,” New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 28, Boston, MA.

2007 Panelist. “Alert, Alive and Aggressive: Ray Bliss and the Ohio Republican Party,” Pennsylvania Political Science Association Meeting, March 30, Kutztown, PA.

2001 Panelist. “Mass Action: Social Movements and the State,” Rethinking Marxism Conference, University of Massachusetts, April 22, Amherst, MA.

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Political Science Association, 2001-
  • Member, New England Political Science Association, 2007-
  • Member, Northeastern Political Science Association, 2007-
  • Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2013-
  • Member, American Studies Association, 2013-
  • Member, American Historical Association, 1997-
  • Member, National Education Association, 1998-2001.
  • Member, Boston Athenæum, 2013-
  • Member, Massachusetts Teachers Association, 1998-2001.