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May 10, 2018
A generous gift from the grandmother of a UC Merced alumna and current staff member is benefitting two undergraduate students who put the UC Merced Library to good use. Melissa Becerra, a third-year psychology student, and Nathan Parmeter, who graduates this week, are the first recipients of the...
February 27, 2018
Prof. Tom Hansford, graduate student Chanita Intawan, and Prof. Stephen Nicholson's paper "Snap Judgment: Implicit Perceptions of a (Political) Court" has just been published in Political Behavior. Congratulations to all! The paper develops a novel implicit measure of political...
February 16, 2018
Prof. Stephen Nicholson and graduate student Chelsea Coe have just published "The Nature of Party Categories in Two-Party and Multiparty Systems" in Advances in Political Psychology. Congratulations to Prof. Nicholson, Chelsea, and co-authors! The paper reviews a research program...
January 12, 2018
Available in First View at the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, is "Amendment Politics and Agenda Setting," the latest paper from Prof. Nathan Monroe. Congratulations to Prof. Monroe and his co-authors! The paper studies a critical step of the legislative...
January 9, 2018
Professor Jessica Trounstine's paper "Voting Can Be Hard, Information Helps" has been recognized as the Best Paper in American Politics presented at the Midwest Political Science Association's 2017 meeting. Congratulations to Prof. Trounstine and her co-authors...
January 5, 2018
Out now in International Studies Quarterly is new work from Prof. Brad LeVeck, titled "The Democratic Peace and the Wisdom of Crowds." Congratulations to Prof. LeVeck and his co-author! The paper demonstrates that groups of decisions-makers, voting on what to offer and accept in a...
December 4, 2017
Work by Prof. Emily Ritter was recently published in PS: Political Science and Politics as part of a spotlight on "Contentious Politics in the Trump Era." Congratulations to Prof. Ritter! Her contribution, "A President Principal and Immigration Agents: Moral Hazard" analyses...
October 23, 2017
Topics ranging from ethnobotany, public health and feminism to agriculture, urban growth and social movements are among the highlights of the Mesoamerican Studies Center’s upcoming conference at UC Merced. “Mesoamericans in California: Immigrants’ Resistance, Social Movements, Rights, and Memory”...
October 22, 2017
Now available in American Politics Research is new work from Prof. Jessica Trounstine, titled "Political Schizophrenics? Factors Affecting Aggregate Partisan Choice at the Local Versus National Level." Congratulations to Prof. Trounstine! The paper documents the presence of "...
October 18, 2017
If you’ve ever wondered why people stand where they do on the political spectrum, science might have at least part of the answer: People can be biologically predisposed to certain feelings toward politics and society. A new paper lead-authored by UC Merced graduate student Chelsea Coe indicates...

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