13 January 2021
It is hard to put into words how the events of this past week have affected us, as individuals and as a country. Like you, we watched the scenes out…
5 January 2021
Prof. Rich Keiser’s article “Disunited States of America,” about the ability of state governments to preempt federal policies, was published in Le Monde Diplomatique (January 2021). The article can be…
Kristin Lunz Trujillo, Visiting Instructor in Political Science, interviewed in Star Tribune article Outside link7 December 2020
Kristin Lunz Trujillo ’12, a visiting instructor in political science, was interviewed for an article in the Star Tribune entitled Surroundings make racial reckoning look different in rural Minn. Kristin…
Professor Kimberly Smith awarded the Forest History Society’s 2020 Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award5 October 2020
Kimberly Smith, Professor of Environmental Studies and Political Science, received the Forest History Society’s Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award for 2020 for her recent book, The Conservation Constitution: The Conservation Movement…
Professor Emeritus Steven Schier and Professor Christina Farhart Weigh in on Political Analyst Job Market Trends11 September 2020
Zippia.com presents expert’s opinions on where the job market for Political Analysts is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. Professors Schier and…
Professor Rich Keiser’s article “Subverting the American dream,” published in Le Monde Diplomatique.9 September 2020
Prof. Rich Keiser’s article “Subverting the American dream,” about the new white flight from Asian American excellence in US high schools was published in the French and English versions of…
Assistant Professor Summer Forester’s Publication in Politics & Gender4 August 2020
Summer Forester’s article, “Anti-democratic and Exclusionary Practices: COVID-19 and the Continuum of Violence,” (co-authored with Cheryl O’Brien, San Diego State) was accepted for publication in Politics & Gender as part of the Cambridge Coronavirus Collection.
Professor Richard Keiser’s Article and Interview with Le Monde Diplomatique13 July 2020
Richard Keiser, Professor of Political Science and American Studies, wrote an article “Being black and poor in Minneapolis,” on American policing and reform efforts in Minneapolis in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, published in the July issue of Le Monde Diplomatique. Read the full article, and hear Professor Keiser’s podcast interview with that publication’s George Miller.
POSC 213 Research Project19 June 2020
In the spring of 2020, students enrolled in the Political Psychology of Mass Behavior (POSC 213 taught by Melanie Freeze) constructed an online experiment to explore the effectiveness of various public messages regarding the COVID-19 crisis.
The online survey experiment examined how partisan source cues influence people’s evaluations of actual governor public announcements (released on governor websites or twitter feeds). Public health and policy announcements are important sources of information for the public, but it is unclear whether public health messages originating from partisan sources are fully received by the public as politicization of the pandemic may undermine the effectiveness of these announcements. We also investigated the impact of and health (lives) and economic (livelihood) cost frames regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on individual emotions and policy attitudes.
The class explored these research questions through an online survey experiment conducted on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk subject pool. The experiment was designed as a 2 X 3 between-subjects factorial experiment that manipulated the partisanship of the source cue for a set of public announcements about COVID-19 responses produced by governors (non-partisan vs partisan source cue provided) and the content of a passage that emphasized the health costs of COVID-19 (lives), the economic costs of COVID-19 (livelihoods), or presented a neutral message about socks in the control condition.The research manuscript is still being revised with the goal of publication, but you can watch this short video to learn more about our research project and preliminary findings.
1 June 2020
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