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September 18, 2017
More timely research, as Professor Courtenay Conrad's paper "Threat Perception and American Support for Torture" has just been published in Political Behavior (FirstView). Congratulations to Prof. Conrad and her co-authors! The paper presents theoretical and empirical evidence about...
August 28, 2017
Professor Alexander Theodoridis' paper "Addressing Concerns About Climate Policies" has just been published in Environmental Politics. Congratulations Prof. Theodoridis and co-author! The paper uses a survey experiment to evaluate public support for "responsive accommodation,...
August 22, 2017
Professor Alexander Theodoridis' paper "Disputed Ownership: Parties, Issues, and Traits in the Minds of Voters" has just been published in Political Behavior. Congratulations Prof. Theodoridis and co-author! The paper proposes two theoretical ways in which "ownership" of...
August 16, 2017
Professor Alex Theodoridis' extremely timely paper "Me, Myself, and (I), (D), or (R)" has just been published in the Journal of Politics. Congratulations Professor Theodoridis! Combining large-scale survey data, new theoretical innovations, and an Implicit Association Test, the paper...
August 16, 2017
Considering that the United States spends about $3.3 billion on United Nations-related activity each year, including peacekeeping — and President Donald Trump has proposed a 40 percent cut in that spending — this seems like a good time for U.S. policy makers to have a clear understanding of how the...
July 26, 2017
Professor Aditya Dasgupta's paper "(When) Do Anti-poverty Programs Reduce Violence?" has just been published in International Organization. Congratulations Professor Dasgupta and co-authors! The study uses the staggered roll-out of a major anti-poverty program in India to study the...
July 25, 2017
Some wonderful news for UC Merced Political Science! Professors Courtenay Conrad and Nathan Monroe have just been awarded National Science Foundation funding to support their project "Process Matters: Legislative Procedure in the United Nations General Assembly." Congratulations...
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...

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