In this conversation hosted by the Media & Democracy program, program officer Mike Miller discusses the trajectory of campaign financing in recent elections with Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (Stetson University) and Heath Brown (John Jay College of Criminal Justice). In particular, they address the impact of online fundraising and small-dollar contributions.
Mike Miller is program officer for the SSRC's Media & Democracy program. He joins the SSRC on a two-year postdoc as part of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. He received his PhD in political science from the City University of New York, where he studied the effect of innovations in media technology on state efforts to control political speech in China. Prior to joining the SSRC he taught courses in political science at Hunter College and Hostos Community College of the City University of New York.