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Dec. 3, 2016
Alex Theodoridis' paper, "Me, Myself, and (I), (D) or (R)? Partisanship and Political Cognition through the Lens of Implicit Identity," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Politics.
Dec. 2, 2016
In a post on the London School of Economics American Public Policy blog, Emily Ritter discusses the current implications of her research with Courtenay Conrad on the relationship between dissent activities, preventive policies, and repressive responses.
Nov. 30, 2016
Jennifer Pan, Assistant Professor at Stanford University, gave a talk entitled "How Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Arguments" on November 30th as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series.
Nov. 14, 2016
Haifeng Huang's paper, "Information from Abroad: Foreign Media, Selective Exposure, and Regime Support in China" (with Yao-Yuan Yeh), has been accepted for publication by the British Journal of Political Science.
Nov. 8, 2016
Tom Hansford's research on weather and turnout is cited by multiple news sources on this election day.
Nov. 7, 2016
Alex Theodoridis published an op-ed for Scientific American on the polarization of American politics.
Nov. 4, 2016
Jessica Trounstine was quoted in the New York Times' Upshot column two days in a row for her research on urban politics.
Oct. 24, 2016
Alex Theodoridis' paper, "Disputed Ownership: Parties, Issues, and Traits in the Minds of Voters" (with Stephen Goggin), was accepted for publication in Political Behavior.
Oct. 22, 2016
Nate Monroe published a series of guest blog posts for his PhD course on research design in political science, co-designed with Will Moore of Arizona State University.
Sep. 23, 2016
UC Merced student Stephanie Maldonado was excited when she earned a slot in the University of California’s public service internship program in Washington, D.C., this fall — then came the financial reality check. Maldonado, a third-year political science major from the San Fernando Valley, felt her...
Sep. 16, 2016
Nate Monroe's paper, "From Rolls to Disappointments: Examining the Other Source of Majority Party Failure in Congress" (with Andrew Clarke and Jeffery Jenkins), was accepted for publication in the Political Research Quarterly.
Sep. 7, 2016
Brad LeVeck's paper, "How International Reputations Matter: Revisiting Alliance Violations in Context," was accepted for publication in International Interactions.
Aug. 24, 2016
Brad LeVeck's paper, "No False Promises: How The Prospect of Non-Compliance Affects Elite Preferences for International Cooperation," was accepted for publication in the International Studies Quarterly.
Aug. 7, 2016
The political science program at UC Merced invites applications for two positions in either Political Institutions or Political Behavior with a substantive focus in American Politics, Comparative Politics, or International Relations, at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track). More...
Aug. 4, 2016
Nicole Baerg, Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Mannheim, will give a talk entitled, "War of the Words: How Elite Communication Changes the Economy," as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series on November 5, 2013.
May. 24, 2016
 Courtenay Conrad and Emily Ritter co-hosted the 2016 Visions in Methodology (VIM) Conference, May 16-18, at UC Davis. VIM is designed to address the broad goal of supporting women who study political methodology.
May. 24, 2016
Haifeng Huang's paper, "Propaganda as Siganling", was cited in a commentary on the Carnegie Moscow Center website.
May. 5, 2016
Matt Hibbing's paper, "The Symbolic Benefits of Descriptive and Substantive Representation" (with Matthew Hayes), has been accepted for publication in Political Behavior.
Apr. 29, 2016
 David Fortunato's paper, "Heuristics in Context" (with Randy Stevenson), has been accepted for publication inPolitical Science Research and Methods.
Apr. 28, 2016
Graduate student Chanita Intawan has been awarded the 2016-2017 President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, a highly competitive campus-wide fellowship.
Apr. 26, 2016
 Haifeng Huang's paper "Media, Protest Diffusion, and Authoritarian Resilience" was accepted for publication inPolitical Science Research and Methods.
Apr. 25, 2016
David Fortunato was interviewed for an article on concealed guns in the Sacramento Bee
Apr. 25, 2016
David Fortunato's paper, "All Economics Is Local: Spatial Aggregations of Economic Information" (with Laron Williams and Clint Swift), was accepted for publication in Political Science Research and Methods.
Apr. 19, 2016
Professor Steve Nicholson and and graduate student Chelsea Coe's paper, "The Politics of Beauty: The Effects of Partisan Bias on Physical Attractiveness" (with Jason Emory and Anna V. Song), was accepted by Political Behavior and is now available on the journal's website.
Apr. 19, 2016
 James Lo, Postdoctoral Research Associate in political science at Princeton University, will give a talk titled, "Fast Estimation of Ideal Points with Massive Data" (with Kosuke Imai and Jonathan Olmsted, forthcoming in the American Political Science Review), on Wednesday, April...
Apr. 10, 2016
 Alex Theodoridis gave a talk titled, "What Goes with Red and Blue? Assessing Partisan Cognition Through Conjoint Classification experiments," in the American Politics Workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 4, 2016.
Mar. 31, 2016
Undergraduate student Joshua Mason presented a paper titled "Incentives to Know: Differences in State Level Policy Knowledge" at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting last week in San Diego.
Mar. 31, 2016
 Jeffrey Jenkins, Professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia, gave a talk titled "Pivotal Politics and the Ideological Content of Landmark Laws" on Wednesday, March 30th, as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series.
Mar. 18, 2016
The political science program at UC Merced invites applications for a lecturer position in International Relations and/or Comparative Politics for AY 2016-2017. More information is available here.
Mar. 7, 2016
Professor Matt Hibbing and graduate student Raman Deol's paper, "Nostalgia Isn’t What It Used to Be: Partisan Bias in Views On the Past" (co-authored with Matthew Hayes), was accepted for publication in the Social Science Quarterly.
Mar. 7, 2016
 Professors Courtenay Conrad and Emily Ritter organized a workshop on their book manuscript on March 4 and 5, 2016.
Mar. 3, 2016
 Graduate students Chelsea Coe and Kayla Canelo have been selected as finalists for the 2016 UC Merced GradSLAM!, a UC-wide competition that provides graduate students with a forum to explain the methods, results, and significance of your research via a three-minute presentation to a non-...
Mar. 2, 2016
 Jeffrey Staton, Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University, gave a talk entitled "Bending but not Breaking: Rule of Law Tensions and Regime Survival" on Wednesday, March 2, as part of the Understanding Politics Speaker Series.
Feb. 24, 2016
 Jessica Braithwaite, Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, gave a talk entitled "In Search of Peace: Government Repression in Post-War States" on Wednesday, February 24, as part of the UC Merced...
Feb. 8, 2016
 Jessica Trounstine published an article on the political origins of the Flint Water Crisis on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.
Jan. 26, 2016
Zoltan Hajnal, Professor of Political Science at UCSD, will give a talk entitled "Political Inequality in America: Who Loses and What Can Be Done About It?" on Wednesday, January 27, as part of the UC Merced Understanding Politics Speaker Series.
Jan. 18, 2016
The political science program at UC Merced invites applications for a position in either Political Institutions or Political Behavior with a substantive focus in American Politics, Comparative Politics, or International Relations, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Completed applications must be...
Jan. 8, 2016
 Emily Ritter received the 2015 Early Career Award from the Women's Caucus of the Midwest Political Science Association.

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