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Dec. 18, 2013
A news article on the UC Merced homepage highlights the publication success of UC Merced's political science faculty. The report on which this article is based is available here.
Dec. 4, 2013
Alex Theodoridis will give a talk entitled, "Disputed Ownership: Separating Partisan Stereotypes and Identity by Reconceptualizing Trait Ownership," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on December 5, 2013.
Nov. 12, 2013
Tom Hansford and Steve Nicholson's paper, "Partisans in Robes: Party Cues and Public Acceptance of Supreme Court Decisions," was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Political Science.
Nov. 7, 2013
 Tom Hansford will serve as a guest speaker for a meeting of the Merced County Bar Association, presenting a lecture entitled, "Source Cues and Acceptance of Supreme Court Decisions."
Oct. 29, 2013
Courtenay Conrad's brief, "Why Democracy Does Not Always Improve Human Rights," was posted on the Scholars Strategy Network.
Oct. 15, 2013
Courtenay Conrad's paper, "Torture Allegations as Events Data: Introducing the Ill-Treatment and Torture (ITT) Specific Allegation Data" (with Jillienne Haglund and Will H. Moore), was accepted for publication in the Journal of Peace Research.
Sep. 30, 2013
Ryan Enos, Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University, will give a talk entitled, "Identifying the Minimal Conditions for Socio-Political Conflict," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on October 1, 2013.
Sep. 4, 2013
Incoming Graduate Student Chelsea Coe presented a paper, "ARGUMENT IS WAR in the Context of Current Politics" (with Bodo Winter and Teenie Matlock), at the Cognition and Language Workshop in Santa Barbara last weekend.
Aug. 6, 2013
 Emily Ritter's paper, "Emigrants and the Onset of Civil War" (with Gina Lei Miller), was accepted for publication in the Journal of Peace Research.
Jul. 15, 2013
 Incoming Graduate Student Chelsea Coe presented a paper, "ARGUMENT IS WAR Metaphors in Current Politics" (with Bodo Winter), at the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference in Edmonton, Canada on June 25th.
Jul. 14, 2013
Matt Hibbing's paper, "Side by Side, World's Apart: Desired Policy Change as a Function of Preferences AND Perceptions" (with Dona-Gene Mitchell, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Hibbing), was accepted for publication in American Politics Research.
Jul. 12, 2013
Haifeng Huang received funding from the UC Pacific Rim Research Program for his project, "Political Economy of Mass Media and Public Opinion in China."
Jul. 11, 2013
Courtenay Conrad and Nathan Monroe received funding from the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation for their project, "Agenda Setting in International Organizations."
Jul. 10, 2013
Nathan Monroe is the new Chair of Political Science at UC Merced!
Jul. 9, 2013
 Alexander Theodoridis' paper, "It’s My Party: Partisan Intensity through the Lens of Implicit Identity," was awarded APSA's 2012 Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section's John Sullivan Award.
Mar. 14, 2013
Courtenay Conrad's paper, "Tyrants and Terrorism: Why some Autocrats are Terrorized while Others are Not" (coauthored with Justin Conrad, University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Joseph K. Young, American University) has been accepted for publication in International Studies...
Mar. 9, 2013
David Fortunato's paper, "Government Agenda-Setting and Bicameral Conflict Resolution" (coauthored with Thomas König and Sven-Oliver Proksch, Universität Mannheim), has been accepted for publication in Political Research Quarterly.
Feb. 26, 2013
David Fortunato's paper, "Performance Voting and Knowledge of Cabinet Composition" (coauthored with Randy Stevenson, Rice University), has been accepted for publication in Electoral Studies.
Feb. 20, 2013
David Fortunato's paper, "Majority Status and Variation in Informational Organization" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Politics.
Feb. 15, 2013
Stephen Nicholson's paper, "Extreme Voices: Interest Groups and the Misrepresentation of Issue Publics" (coauthored with Ryan Claassen, Kent State University), has been accepted for publication in Public Opinion Quarterly.
Jan. 22, 2013
Tom Hansford's paper, "The Information Dynamics of Vertical Stare Decisis" (coauthored with Jim Spriggs and Anthony Stenger, Washington University in St. Louis), has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Politics.
Jan. 3, 2013
We are excited to announce that Emily Hencken Ritter will join the Political Science program beginning July 2013.  Ritter received her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2010 and is currently on faculty at the University of Alabama.  Her research examines questions regarding when and how...

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