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July 15, 2019
Prof. Melissa Sands' paper "Can Violent Protest Change Local Policy Support? Evidence from the Aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles Riot" has just been published in the American Political Science Review. Congratulations to Prof. Sands and her coauthors! The paper studies the...
July 10, 2019
Prof. Elaine Denny's paper "Calling Mogadishu: How Reminders of Anarchy Bias Survey Participation" has just been published in the Journal of Experimental Political Science. Congratulations to Prof. Denny and her coauthor! The paper explores how the fear of anarchy affects telephone...
July 3, 2019
Big congratulations to Professor Jessica Trounstine, whose book "Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities" has been recognized with two American Political Science Association (APSA) section book awards. The book was awarded the J. David Greenstone Book...
June 14, 2019
Celebrations are in order as Professors Aditya Dasgupta and Alexander Theodoridis both recently won section awards from the American Political Science Association (APSA)! Prof. Dasgupta's paper "Technological Change and Political Turnover: The Democratizing Effects of the Green...
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...