Thomas Hollihan

Expert in political communication, including presidential campaign debates

Professor of Communication, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism


  • Election 2016
  • debate
  • political communication
  • legal communication
  • presidential campaign debates
  • arguments that shape public policy and political discourse
  • civil society — issues of citizenship and community in the post-modern age
  • contemporary rhetorical criticism

Additional Information

  • Author of Uncivil Wars: Political Campaigns in a Media Age (2001), Argument at Century’s End: Reflecting on the Past and Envisioning the Future (2000), The 1980 Presidential Debates (1994) and Arguments and Arguing: The Products and Processes of Human Decision Making (1994)
  • Past president, American Forensic Association


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