Joe Lowndes is a professor of political science and a scholar of democracy, race, populism, and right-wing politics. Along with scholarly work, he is published frequently in public venues including The Washington Post, The New Republic, and The Conversation, among others. His work has been cited in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker Magazine, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, The New Statesman, Tokyo Shimbun, and other publications; and he has been interviewed on National Public Radio, MSNBC, BBC Radio 4, Canadian Television, France 24, CTV, C-Span, and Al Jazeera among others. 

His current project seeks to explain the growing authoritarian trend in U.S. politics in the United States and its implications for democracy.