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March 15, 2023

Do politics promote depression? Hear more about this topic from UC Merced political science professor Christopher Ojeda, author of the forthcoming book The Sad Citizen: How Politics Makes Us...

March 1, 2023

Congratulations to UC Merced political science professor Christopher Ojeda and co-authors Luca Bernardi and Claudia Landwehr in the publication of their new article in Electoral Studies. ...

December 9, 2022

Congratulations to UC Merced political science professor Eaine Denny and co-authors David Dow, Wayne Pitts & Erik Wibbels on their new publication in the Comparative Political Studies journal....

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