Department of Political Science

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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. Jasmine Farrier was interviewed by Fergus Nicoll from the BBC World Service about the State of the Union address

BBC World Business Report

Dr. Jasmine Farrier and two POLS students, Sarah Love and Vishnu Tirumala, were invited to participate in a live broadcast of the BBC World Service during the State of the Union to get their real-time reactions and thoughts to the speech

BBC World Service

Dr. Laura Moyer interviewed by Bloomberg News

McConnell Plans Conservative Judicial Strategy Amid Health, Tax Battles

Dr. David Buckley on religion and Duterte

The Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog

Dr. Dewey Clayton was interviewed by the Tampa Bay Times newspaper concerning Senator Mitch McConnell

Tampa Bay Times

Dr. Jason Gainous featured in the Louisville Courier Journal

Matt Bevin's media policy: Ignore reporters and control the message.

Dr. Melissa Merry featured in the Louisville Courier Journal

Trump climate move prompts outrage, praise, and uncertainty.





Political Science

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