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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

U.S. Congress and Media

Curriculum vitae

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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). 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