Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Educational Policy and Leadership Studies
Barnhardt, Cassie L
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
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Barker, Maria T
Using a structural topic model text analysis approach in a mixed methods framework, these studies seek to better understand the language, rhetoric, and rationales amici curiae employ to defend or deride affirmative action in cases before the Supreme Court. Through a better understanding of the content and framing of these briefs, the next time an affirmative action case is before the court a larger, more articulate, and more united network of advocates from the higher education sector and beyond will be better position to have their voices heard.
Affirmative Action, Amici, Brief, Fisher
x, 239 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-168).
Copyright © 2019 Ryan Lewis Young
Young, Ryan Lewis. "The language and rhetoric of affirmative action: a structural topic model analysis of supreme court amicus briefs." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, University of Iowa, 2019.