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Graduate student Zack Albert has received a 2018 Dirksen Center Congressional Research Grant in support of his dissertation project entitled, "Policy Ideas and Advocacy in the Extended Party Network."

Graduate student Ben Nolan has been selected as 2018-2019 W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Fellow. The fellowship provides students with a generous stipend as well as access to the university's Special Collections on Dubois to help fellows further their research on the major themes that characterize Du Bois’ scholarship and activism.

Professor Musgrave featured in the national news in Vox about President Trump's view of China as a threat to the U.S. and in Time article on Rex Tillerson's short-lived tenure.

Presented as a play that unfolds in seven acts, the ensuing drama provides readers with both a practical guide for how to conduct immersive participant-observation research and a sophisticated theoretical engagement with the relationship between ethnography as a research method and the operation of power.

Paul Musgrave, mentioned in CNBC, says while diplomats and political people worry that President Donald J. Trump’s willingness to exit the nuclear agreement with Iran may harm efforts to negotiate with North Korea, the two situations aren’t really equivalent. 

Rebecca E. Hamlin, political science, writes a column where she compares the immigration systems of Canada and the U.S.

In a column in The New York Times, a study Professor Schaffner did showing that voters who backed Bernie Sanders in the presidential primaries and switched to Donald Trump in the final election were a key to Trump’s victories in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin is highlighted. 
Professor Schaffner and doctoral candidate Mia I. Costa, have done a survey of voter attitudes about their member of Congress and have found that women view female representatives as being more competent, having more integrity and representing their district well.

“These are areas where experts disagree, and there’s a big difference in the potential impact based on how much the North Korean regime relies upon outside sources based on those estimates,” (Washington Post)

"The most straightforward research in this area looks at how views on race influenced support for Trump. One paper, published in January by political scientists Brian Schaffner, Matthew MacWilliams, and Tatishe Nteta, found that voters’ measures of sexism and racism correlated much more closely with support for Trump than economic dissatisfaction after controlling for factors like partisanship and political ideology." (Vox)

"The North Korean state has adapted through three strategies: increased reliance on hydropower, greater exploitation of its coal reserves, and simply doing without." (The Diplomat)

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