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Dean featured in story about conspiracies

Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean was featured in a story in the Scripps News for Friday, Nov. 23 and in World Net Daily for the following day.

Dean was among those who talked about the public's mistrust of the federal government and the recent 50th anniversary of an event near Roswell, N.M., that led people to speculate about the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects.

The story also examined the findings of a telephone survey of more than 800 adults about conspiracies, including the Kennedy Assassination, the increasingly higher prices for oil and gasoline, and the 9/11 attacks. Dean noted that people believe stories and reports issued by the federal government less than they used to.

Dean, a member of the faculty since 1993, holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton, and her master's and Ph.D. from Columbia. Earlier this fall, she delivered three lectures at the University of Lima, Peru, to help inaugurate a new master's program in Cultural Studies. And over the summer, she spoke at Cardiff University in Wales, on her current research, “Zizek against Democracy” and “9/11 Conspiracy Theories: Psychosis and Contemporary Politics.”

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