Dana D. Nelson

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Who is Dana D. Nelson?

Dana D. Nelson is a professor of English at Vanderbilt University and a prominent progressive advocate for citizenship and democracy. She is notable for her criticism—in her books such as Bad for Democracy—of excessive presidential power and for exposing a tendency by Americans towards presidentialism, which she defines as the people's neglect of basic citizenship duties while hoping the president will solve most problems. Her scholarship focuses on early American literature relating to citizenship and democratic government.

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Also known as
  • Dana Nelson
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Lived in
  • Nashville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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