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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Professor Al Montero, Frank B. Kellogg Professor of Political Science, interviewed for El Salto newspaper Outside link24 February 2020
A project that started out as a class research experience in POSC 226 (Political Psychology) taught by Visiting Assistant Professor Melanie Freeze has recently been published in the one of the leading journals of political behavior. While all POSC 226 students were involved in the study design and implementation, six students (and now Carleton alumni), Mary Baumgartner, Peter Bruno, Jacob R. Gunderson, Joshua Olin, Morgan Quinn Ross, and Justine Szafran, provided valuable contributions as co-authors for the resulting article that was written and subjected to a great deal of revision in the post-class period.
18 November 2019
Professor Barbara Allen’s POSC 100 (Governing with the News), POSC 205/305 (News Media & Democratic Electoral Processes) and POSC 223 (Lab in Electoral Politics) classes have embarked on an original…
The 2019 UK Political Study Association American Politics Group Richard E. Neustadt Book Prize was recently awarded to Barbara Allen and Daniel Stevens for their book Trust in Advertising: Lies in Political Advertising and How They Affect the Electorate (Lexington Books).
The prize is supported by the University of Cambridge Mellon Fund and will be formally awarded at the annual APG Colloquium on November 8, 2019 at the British Library, London, by Baroness Shirley Williams (Harvard Kennedy School). The APG Colloquium is supported by the Eccles Centre and the British Association of American Studies.
Associate Professor Tun Myint speaks at Twin Cities Breakfast Club4 November 2019
Associate Professor of Political Science Tun Myint gave an invited talk on whether the Eurocentric view of science is hindering local-global actions in addressing environmental changes and climate change, to alums on October 10, 2019 as part of the Twin Cities Breakfast Club series. The Twin Cities Breakfast Club meets monthly and is sponsored by the Twin Cities Alumni Club and hosted by Marion Slocum ‘81.
Assistant Professor Summer Forester’s article published in Security Dialogue4 November 2019
Assistant Professor of Political Science Summer Forester published an article, “Protecting women, protecting the state: Militarism, security threats, and government action on violence against women in Jordan,” in Security Dialogue.