Our Head of Department, Dr Mark Shanahan, is our resident Trump expert, and was called on regularly during the election campaign to discuss his thoughts.

In mid-October he wrote for The Conversation about the legacy of Donald Trump’s use of social media on US Politics.

As the polls started to close, he spoke to Arirang News about what a Trump re-election would tell us about America in 2020.

He also spoke to Sputnik NewsThe Nation and Arab News 24 about the likelihood of legal battles if the election results were close.

He also spoke with ABC News Australia about whether public trust can be restored again after Trump leaves office, since Trump’s post-truth era created a lot of confusion about what is and isn’t real.