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March 21, 2016

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March 21, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – The 2016 U.S. presidential primary season is underway.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on the primary season:

Barry Kay, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of Political Science, is an expert on American politics. Kay is available to comment on a variety of topics surrounding the 2016 American election. Contact information: 519-886-5668. 

Darren Mulloy, professor and chair in Laurier’s Department of History, is an expert on political extremism in U.S. history. Contact information: 519-884-0710 x3593 or

Mulloy is available for comment on:

  • Political extremism in the U.S. from 1945 to present
  • Right- and left-wing radicalism in the U.S. from 1945 to present
  • The Militia Movement
  • Political violence and rhetoric

Dana E. Weiner, associate professor in Laurier’s Department of History, is an expert on race and rights in 19th century United States. Weiner specializes in African American rights and activism in the Midwest and west, as well as the anti-slavery movement. Contact information: 519-884-0710 ext. 2092 or

Weiner is available for comment on:

  • African American history, especially in the Old Northwest, U.S. Midwest and west
  • The history of slavery in the U.S.
  • African American women’s and gender history
  • The history of activism, early reform movements and grassroots politics
  • Pre-1900 race, rights and citizenship in the U.S.
  • Antislavery and abolition

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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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