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July 24, 2017
Department Chair Professor Stephen Nicholson's paper "The Hidden Appeal and Aversion to Political Conspiracies as Revealed in the Response Dynamics of Partisans" has just been accepted at the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Congratulations Professor Nicholson and co-...
July 19, 2017
Distracted or mentally taxed voters across America are less likely to vote for candidates of color, a new paper indicates. Through a series of mock election experiments, UC Merced Professor Jessica Trounstine, graduate student Kau Vue and two colleagues demonstrate that voters often rely on racial...
July 17, 2017
Adriana Diaz Mireles is on a mission. Inspired by coursework on human rights, the UC Merced senior is intent on pursuing a career in humanitarian advocacy. But first, she’s working to make a name for herself before graduating. This summer, Diaz Mireles traveled to New York to participate in the...
July 10, 2017
Professor Melissa Sands' paper "Exposure to Inequality Affects Support for Redistribution" has been doubly recognized as both the Best Paper in Political Psychology, and the Best Paper in Public Policy, presented at the American Political Science Association...
June 26, 2017
UC Merced Political Science is delighted to announce three new tenure-track Assistant Professors who will join the faculty on July 1st, 2017. Their appointments will further build the teaching and research profile of the university.   Adi Dasgupta joins UC Merced from Stanford University,...
June 26, 2017
Professor Jessica Trounstine and graduate student Kau Vue's paper "A Different Kind of Disadvantage: Candidate Race, Electoral Institutions, and Voter Choice" has been recognized as the Best Paper in Urban and Local Politics presented at the American Political Science Association'...
June 23, 2017
The UC Merced Political Science faculty is celebrating the promotions of Matthew Hibbing and Haifeng Huang to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1st 2017. Congratulations to both! Prof. Hibbing joined the faculty in 2011, having completed his Ph.D at the University of Illinois. His...
June 19, 2017
Prof. Tom Hansford, graduate student Chanita Intawan, and Prof. Steve Nicholson wrote a blog post for Political Behavior, about their recent publication titled “Snap Judgment: Implicit Perceptions of a (Political) Court.”
June 15, 2017
Graduate student Chanita Intawan and Professor Steve Nicholson's, "My Trust in Government is Implicit: Automatic Trust in Government and System Support," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Politics.
June 6, 2017
Prof. Matthew Hibbing published a post entitled, "Satisfaction with public policy decisions is dependent on the racial composition of decision-makers, not only on the decisions themselves," on the USAPP Blog of the London School of Economics and Political Science.