Carleton Connects: Barbara Allen on Election 2016

17 November 2016

This program took place on Thursday, November 17, 2016

During fall term 2016, political science professor Barbara Allen has been teaching two classes on the American election, looking at trends in news coverage, political advertising, campaigns, candidate communication, and public opinion. In our next Carleton Connects event, she will share findings from her students’ research—as well as her own reflections on Election 2016 in this post-election webinar.


Professor Allen completed her PhD at Indiana University. She teaches courses in American politics, feminist political theory, politics and the media, and constitutional law. Her broad interests include research related to liberal philosophy, democratic theory, institutional analysis and design, rational choice, and policy and law related to gender and race. Her areas of specialization related to empirical theory and methodology include quantitative methods, political socialization and behavior, public opinion, and theories of learning.

Professor Allen writes extensively on applying Tocqueville’s theories to contemporary politics and policy. Other publications include her research on Martin Luther King’s contributions to American political thought. She is a contributing editor to The Martin Luther King Papers Project at Stanford University and a fellow at the Mondale Policy Forum at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Allen also is a recipient of several grants including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Earhart Foundation fellowships.

Carleton Connects: Barbara Allen