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6/21/2016 - Congratulations to Professor Aili Tripp who was awarded a $961,600 grant from the Carnegie Corporation and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to lead a team to study the role of women in peacebuilding in Africa!
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6/21/2016 - Prof. Kathy Cramer published a short article in the The Chronicle of Higher Education called "The Politics of Resentment: Trump Says what Angry Voters Think."
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6/15/2016 - Congratulations to Kathleen Klaus who is the co-winner of the 2016 APSA Fieldwork Award. This prize rewards dissertation students who conduct especially innovative and difficult fieldwork.
6/13/2016 - Professor Barry Burden writes on the Monkey Cage about the impact of education on voter turnout and the implication this has for Donald Trump's campaign.
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6/09/2016 - A Washington Post article by Prof. Jonathan Renshon, published four years ago, provides timely insight into the Sanders/Clinton campaign.
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5/11/2016 - Department mini-retreat: Department priorities and recruitment
5/12/2016 - Political Behavior Group: "The Effects of Non-Cognitive Skills on Political Participation"
Byron Shafer's Home
5/13/2016 - Undergraduate Graduation Reception
9:00 AM Gordon Commons
5/13/2016 - International Relations Colloquium: ¿Together at the Coalface: When, Why, and How Theorists influence Policymakers¿
12:00 PM Ogg Room
9/15/2016 - Department Picnic
Brittingham Park, 829 West Washington Avenue
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Katherine Cramer "The Turn Away from Government and the Need to Revive the Civic Purpose of Higher Education." Perspectives on Politics 14(2): 442-450.   
Geneviève Rousselière (2016) Rousseau on Freedom in Commercial Society, American Journal of Political Science,  60: 352-36.   
Evan Crawford, Sara Dahill-Brown, and Dominique Bradley "Defining and Assessing FoI in a Large-Scale Randomized Trial: Core Components of Values Affirmation" Studies in Educational Evaluation, forthcoming.   
Lisa Martin “Gender, Teaching Evaluations, and Professional Success in Political Science,” PS: Political Science and Politics 49, no. 2 (April 2016): 313-19.   
Nils Ringe, Ewa Mahr 2016. "Explaining the European Parliament’s Legislative Clout." Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft/Journal of Political Science 26(1), 25-47   
Yoshiko Herrera "Pride Versus Prejudice: Ethnicity, National Identity, and Xenophobia in Russia." Comparative Politics. 48.3 (2016): 293-315.    
Samantha Vortherms, Zhou, Qin, Gordon G. Liu, Yankun Sun "The Effect of the Reimbursement Policy on Residents' Healthcare Utilization in China." China Journal of Social Work. 9(1):38-61   
Eleanor Powell, and Justin Grimmer. 2016.  "Money in Exile: Campaign Contributions and Committee Access." Journal of Politics, forthcoming.     
Samantha Vortherms "Localized Citizenships: Household Registration as an Internal Citizenship Institution." In Zhonghua Guo and Sujian Guo, eds.Theorizing Chinese Citizenship. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 85-108   
Aili Tripp "Women’s Movements and Constitution Making after Civil Unrest and Conflict in Africa: The Cases of Kenya and Somalia," Politics & Gender, 12 (2016): 78-106.   
Scott Straus Scott Straus. 2016. Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Washington, DC: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.   
Erica Simmons Simmons, Erica. "Corn, Markets, and Mobilization in Mexico." Comparative Politics, Volume 48, Number 3, April 2016, pp. 413-431.