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Robert X. Browning

Robert X. Browning

Professor, Director of C-SPAN Archives, & Faculty Director of Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement // Communication

Research focus:
U.S. Congress and Media

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2216F


Phone: (765) 494-4178

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. Marquette University



American Politics



Professor, Lamb School of Communication


Research Summary

Robert X Browning teaches courses on the U.S. Congress and media and politics. He serves as Executive Director of the C-SPAN Archives located in the Purdue Research Park, as well as Director of the campus-based Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement. His current research focuses on floor behavior in Congress and communication. His most recent books include six edited volumes on research using the C-SPAN Archives.  



2010 George Foster Peabody award for excellence in communication received for creation of the C-SPAN Video Library.

2010 Golden Beacon award for public affairs initiative in cable industry.

Highest award of the Cable Communications Association.


Selected Publications

Browning, Robert X. (Editor). 2023. Power and Politics in the Media: The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, Vol. 9. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Browning, Robert X. (Editor). 2015. Exploring the C-SPAN Archives: Advancing the Research Agenda (Year in C-SPAN Archives Research). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Browning, Robert X. 2014. The C-SPAN Archives: An Interdisciplinary Resource for Discovery, Learning, and Engagement (ePub). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

Browning, Robert X. 2014. The Televised Congress. An electronic text for studying the U.S. Congress. West Lafayette, IN: Skyepack Publishers.

Browning, Robert X. 1986. Politics and Social Welfare Policy in the United States. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.

The C-SPAN Video Archives

The Year in C-Span Archives Research