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POLSCI PROFILES

Ray La Raja

Ray La Raja
Associate Professor of Political Science

My research interests include political parties, interest groups, elections, campaign finance, political participation, American state politics, public policy and political reform.

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Holiday--Independence Day
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Kawar already making waves for UMass

Kawar already making waves for UMass
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UREP offers students hands-on research experience

UREP offers students hands-on research experience
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Chan, Marple, Roland, Rolfe Present Research on American Politics at New England Political Science Association

Chan, Marple, Roland, Rolfe Present Research on American Politics at New England Political Science Association
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Chan '17 Explores Election Redistricting at Midwest Political Science Association

Chan '17 Explores Election Redistricting at Midwest Political Science Association
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Sharrow Receives SBS Research Grant

Sharrow Receives SBS Research Grant
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Nicholson '16 Receives Awards for Local Government Internship

Nicholson '16 Receives Awards for Local Government Internship
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Peterson Elected Secretary of Faculty Senate

Peterson Elected Secretary of Faculty Senate
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McCarthy Honored Guest at Moscow's XVI International Academic Conference

McCarthy Honored Guest at Moscow's XVI International Academic Conference
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Xenos named Interdisciplinary Studies Institute Fellow 2015

Xenos named Interdisciplinary Studies Institute Fellow 2015
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Students Tour United Nations with Ambassador Baibourtian

Students Tour United Nations with Ambassador Baibourtian
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