Department of Political Science

Recent Faculty Research

Dr. Laura Moyer has been awarded a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Judicial Diversity and Appellate Decision Making." (2017)

Dr. Dewey Clayton and Sean Welch; “Post-racial America and the Presidency of Barack Obama,”Endarch:  Journal of Black Political Research (2016)  

Dr. Melissa Merry; "Making Friends and Enemies on Social Media: The Case of Gun Policy Organizations."Emerald Insight (2016)

Dr. Jason Gainous, Kevin M. Wagner, and Dr. Tricia J. Gray; “Internet Freedom and Social Media Effects: Democracy and Citizen Attitudes in Latin America.”Online Information Review 40 (5): 712-738. (2016)

Dr. Jason Gainous, and Allison M. Martens;  “Civic Education: Do Liberals do it Better?”Journal of Political Ideologies 21 (3): 261-279. (2016)

Dr. Charles E. Ziegler; "Bringing Order Out of Chaos: Russia's Aspirations to Greatness,"Asia Policy, (2016)

Dr. Charles E. Ziegler; "Contesting the Responsibility to Protect,"International Studies Perspectives, (2016)

Dr. Jasmine Farrier; Judicial Restraint and the New War PowersPresidential Studies Quarterly 46(2): 387-410 (2016)

Dr. Rodger A. Payne;  Laughing off a Zombie Apocalypse: The Value of Comedic and Satirical Narratives. International Studies Perspectives, (2016)


Political Science In The Media

Dr. Dewey Clayton's article in the Louisville Courier Journal

Don't Open Pandora’s Box

Dr. Dewey Clayton wrote an op-ed article that recently appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal

John Lewis – A Lifetime of Action

Dr. Laura Moyer discusses Trump and the courts with Mark Hebert, host of UofL Today

Trump and the courts

Dr. Jasmine Farrier in the Washington Post

Democrats are now basically extinct in the south.

Dr. Dewey Clayton's guest commentary in Leo Weekly

Offensive Tweets #ExpectBetterFromUofL

Dr. Jason Gainous interviewed by WLKY TV

Why polls incorrectly predicted 2016 Presidential Election

Dr. Jason Gainous talks to WAVE 3 TV about how social media is changing elections

How social media is changing your political views.

Dr. Sherri Wallace was published in the London School of Economics USA Public Policy Blog

College textbooks often present a biased interpretation of affirmative action policies.

Dr. Melissa Merry's post about "Gun Politics and Social Media"

London School of Economics American Politics and Policy Blog

Political Science

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