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Franklin Gilliam

Jr., senior fellow, The FrameWorks Institute

Franklin Gilliam is Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Center for Communications and Community at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his BA from Drake University and his PhD from the University of Iowa. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Grinnell College, and the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Most recently, he has taught with former Vice President Al Gore at Columbia University, Fisk University, and Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of the Farther to Go: Reading and Cases in African-American Politics and, with Shanto Iyengar, Race, Television News, and American Politics: Script-based Reasoning About Crime and Welfare. Gilliam has also published in The American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Social Policy Report, Urban Affairs Review, and Journal of Politics, among others. Gilliam has been quoted in The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, San Diego Union Tribune, and Boston Globe, among others. He has appeared on The NBC Nightly News, ABC Nightly News, and CNN, among other television outlets.