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April 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.
March 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.
March 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.
March 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.
March 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.
March 7, 2016
 Professors Courtenay Conrad and Emily Ritter organized a workshop on their book manuscript on March 4 and 5, 2016.
March 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-...
March 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.
February 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...
February 8, 2016
 Jessica Trounstine published an article on the political origins of the Flint Water Crisis on the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.

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