May 19, 2024

Farnsworth Presents Research at the Library of Congress

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a research paper, “Late-Night in Washington: Political Humor and the American Presidency,” at the Library of Congress in Washington. Dr. Farnsworth was one of a dozen professors selected to present their research at a national conference on the Presidency and Popular Culture.

Farnsworth also has received several recent media mentions, including:

Va. Sen. Tim Kaine says he will seek another term (The Washington Post; The Record Patriot; Arlington Weekly Info)
A September University of Mary Washington poll tested a Youngkin Senate candidacy in a hypothetical matchup against Kaine, finding support for them was close among Virginia voting-age adults.
Documents Found at Pence’s Home (; CTV News)
“Well, indications are there is no real criminal risk here. These documents were discovered in part because of the other documents discovered by other political figures, including Joe Biden,” said Stephen Farnsworth.
Virginia General Assembly-Abortion Bills (WMAL)
“I think the Republicans have recognized, based on the mid-term elections, that you might not want to be too aggressive talking about abortion if you want to keep your majority,” said Stephen Farnsworth.
Virginia General Assembly-Abortion and Guns (WMAL)
“The Republicans don’t have the votes to undo what the Democrats did,” said Stephen Farnsworth.