Lee Hedgepeth is a Ph.D. student in the political development program. He earned a B.A. in political science with a minor in African-American studies from the University of South Alabama in 2017 and an M.A. in community journalism from the University of Alabama in 2018.
Lee has worked as a political journalist for more than five years, covering events ranging from impeachments to executions. His work has been cited in outlets like The New York Times and US News and World Report .
His research interests include the press as a political institution, the death penalty, and the treatment of minorities.
You can follow Lee on Twitter @ALpolitics.