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May 3, 2019
Profs. Daniel de Kadt and Melissa Sands' paper "Racial Isolation Drives Voting Behavior: Evidence from the New South Africa" has just been published in Political Behavior. Congratulations both! The paper asks how local demographic context -- in particular racial isolation --...
April 1, 2019
Recent PhD graduate Tessa Provins (now an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh) has been awarded the Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award for her thesis "The Value of Legislative Design: A Comparative Analysis of State Legislative Institutions"....
March 15, 2019
As part of the celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Women Also Know Stuff, an entity that’s focused on elevating women’s expertise within the political science discipline, as well as in the broader policy and journalism communities, asked political scientists to share...
January 30, 2019
Prof. Alex Theodoridis’ paper “What Goes with Red and Blue? Mapping Partisan and Ideological Associations in the Minds of Voters" has just been published in Political Behavior. Congratulations to Prof Theodoridis and his co-authors! The paper studies the extent to which voters...
January 16, 2019
For Merced native Tessa Provins, the opportunity to attend UC Merced for her graduate education was a chance to come home again — but it wasn’t simply the familiar location that drew her to the campus. Provins earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University in 2013 before pursuing...
December 15, 2018
Prof. Jessica Trounstine's new book "Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities" has just been published by Cambridge University Press. The book represents a major contribution to our understanding of local American politics, inequality, and...
November 12, 2018
Prof. Thomas Hansford and graduate student Chelsea Coe’s paper “Linguistic Complexity, Information Processing, and Acceptance of Supreme Court Decisions” has just been published in Political Psychology. Congratulations to Prof. Hansford and Chelsea Coe! The paper considers the...
November 10, 2018
Prof. Jessica Trounstine and graduate student Kau Vue’s paper “A Different Kind of Disadvantage: Candidate Race, Cognitive Complexity, and Voter Choice” has just been published in Political Behavior. Congratulations to Prof Trounstine and Kau Vue, and their co-authors!"...
August 21, 2018
UC Merced Political Science is delighted to welcome Dr Elaine K. Denny, Assistant Professor of Political Science, who joined the faculty on July 1st, 2018. Her appointment expands the teaching and research profile of the university. Denny joins UC Merced from Duke University, where she was a...
August 20, 2018
Prof. Matthew Hibbing’s paper "The Trump Draw: Voter Personality and Support for Donald  Trump in the 2016 Republican Nomination Campaign" has just been published in American Politics Research. Congratulations to Prof Hibbing and his co-authors! The paper explores how the...

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