Department of Political Science

Recent Faculty Research

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)

Dr. Laura Moyer; "Diversity Matters;Judicial Policy in the US Court of Appeals."University of Virginia Press, (2015)

Political Science In The Media

Dr. Jason Gainous was interviewed by Wave 3 TV

Louisville attack survivor subject of NRA ad

Dr. Dewey Clayton was featured in this CNN-WDRB interview.

Donald Trump selects Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP

Dr. Jason Abbott; Observers watch for ripple effect in U.S., Kentucky after United Kingdom's decision to split from European Union.

cN2 Pure Politics

Dr. Jason Abbott talks about his vote for Brexit and the possible political and economic impact.


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. Laura Moyer was published in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.

The Supreme Court's Abortion Decision

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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