• Member of the Month: Dr. Nadia E. Brown, Purdue University April 19, 2019
    Dr. Nadia E. Brown Purdue University Department of Political Science & African American Studies and Research Center Member since 2003 Dr. Nadia E. Brown (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is a University Scholar and Associate Professor of […]
    Clarissa Nogueira
  • Short Course: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Politics and Strategy in Medical Associations April 19, 2019
    An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Politics and Strategy in Medical Associations Sorcha Brophy Half Day, 1:30 PM-5:30 PM Omni Shoreham, Council Room Professional medical associations around the world have historically been a conduit for channeling physician […]
    Clarissa Nogueira
  • 2019 APSA Annual Meeting Travel Grant Applications Due April 26th April 17, 2019
    APSA is pleased to provide travel grants to U.S. graduate students, international students studying in the U.S., international scholars, unemployed members, community college faculty, and contingent faculty for attendance at the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Deadline: […]
    Clarissa Nogueira
  • Meet the First Class of the APSA Public Scholarship Program April 16, 2019
    APSA is pleased to announce the first class of the new Public Scholarship Program. The Public Scholarship Program is a remote, part-time fellowship that introduces political science graduate students to the intellectual and practical aspects […]
    Clarissa Nogueira
  • Meet 2019 RBSI Scholar, Abi Bernard April 11, 2019
    Abi Bernard, Cornell University Abi Bernard is a senior studying history and government at Cornell University. Born in Haiti and raised in Michigan, she has developed an interest in comparative politics and is considering pursuing […]
    Clarissa Nogueira
  • Event Recap: Faculty Attended Symposium on Teaching Undergraduate Research Methods April 11, 2019
    On March 14-16, approximately 20 faculty members visited APSA headquarters in Washington, DC for the Centennial Center Teaching & Learning Symposium focused on teaching undergraduate research methods in political science. During the three-day event, participants […]
    Clarissa Nogueira
  • It’s National Undergraduate Research Week! April 8-12, 2019 April 10, 2019
    National Undergraduate Research Week, which takes place this year from April 8-12, recognizes undergraduate research projects and the importance of providing research opportunities for students. In conjunction with Undergraduate Research Week, APSA showcases undergraduate research projects submitted […]
    Clarissa Nogueira
  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Read the APSA eJobs Report if You Care about the Job Market April 5, 2019
    APSA Research analyzed job postings’ data from eJobs for the six-month period from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Here is what we found: #1. The timing, number, and annual distribution of eJobs ads […]
    Karima Scott
  • Press Gallery: APSA Members in the Media April 5, 2019
      The Week in Writing: March 27 to April 4, 2019 Recent blogs and op-eds authored by APSA members 401(k)s Will Be Considered Unthinkable 50 Years From Now Jacob S. Hacker,, March 27, 2019 […]
    Abby Paulson
  • Meet the 2019 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) Scholars April 4, 2019
    APSA is pleased to announce the 2019 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) Class. This year 15 undergraduate students will participate in the annual, intensive five-week program held at Duke University from May 26, 2019 […]
    Clarissa Nogueira


  • Paths of Recruitment: Rational Social Prospecting in Petition Canvassing April 1, 2019
    In the following blog post, the authors summarize their American Journal of Political Science article titled “Paths of Recruitment: Rational Social Prospecting in Petition Canvassing”:  When U.S. Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) prepared her 2008 reelection bid as Wisconsin’s first black member of Congress (representing Milwaukee’s 4th Congressional District), her campaign faced the task of gathering nominating […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • When Common Identities Decrease Trust: An Experimental Study of Partisan Women April 1, 2019
    AJPS Author Summary by Samara Klar of the University of Arizona With a record number of women running for the 2020 Democratic nomination, questions will no doubt arise as to the likelihood that a Democratic woman might entice female Republican voters to support a woman from the opposing party. Each time that a woman has […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • Celebrating Verification, Replication, and Qualitative Research Methods at the AJPS March 20, 2019
    By Jan Leighley, AJPS Interim Lead Editor I’ve always recommended to junior faculty that they celebrate each step along the way toward publication: Data collection and analysis—done! Rough draft—done! Final draft—done! Paper submitted for review—done! Revisions in response to first rejection—done! Paper submitted for review a second time—done! In that spirit, I’d like to celebrate one […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • AJPS Author Summary: Are Biased Media Bad for Democracy? March 19, 2019
    AJPS Author Summary of “Are Biased Media Bad for Democracy?” by Stephane Wolton “[N]ews media bias is real. It reduces the quality of journalism, and it fosters distrust among readers and viewers. This is bad for democracy.” (Timothy Carney, New York Times, 2015). It is indeed commonly accepted that media outlets (e.g. newspapers, radio stations, television […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • When Should We Use Unit Fixed Effects Regression Models for Causal Inference with Longitudinal Data? March 11, 2019
    AJPS Author Summary of “When Should We Use Unit Fixed Effects Regression Models for Causal Inference with Longitudinal Data?” by Kosuke Imailn and Song Kim This paper investigates the causal assumptions of unit fixed effects regression models, which many researchers use as their default methods for the analysis of longitudinal data.  Most importantly, we show […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • Priorities for Preventive Action: Explaining Americans’ Divergent Reactions to 100 Public Risks November 9, 2018
    AJPS Author Summary of “Priorities for Preventive Action: Explaining Americans’ Divergent Reactions to 100 Public Risks” by Jeffrey A. Friedman The U.S. government spends over $100 billion per year fighting terrorism, a risk that kills about as many Americans as lightning strikes and accidents involving home appliances. President Trump has said that one of his […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • No Harm in Checking: Using Factual Manipulation Checks to Assess Attentiveness in Experiments November 9, 2018
    AJPS Author Summary of “No Harm in Checking: Using Factual Manipulation Checks to Assess Attentiveness in Experiments” by John V. Kane and Jason Barabas There have been two notable trends within the social sciences in recent decades: (1) the use of experiments to test ideas, and (2) utilizing samples collected online (rather than in-person or via […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • Territorial Representation and the Opinion-Policy Linkage October 31, 2018
    AJPS Author Summary of “Territorial Representation and the Opinion-Policy Linkage” by Christopher Wratil  A central promise of democracy is that government will follow the wishes and opinions of the people. A large body of literature in American and comparative politics has demonstrated that in many situations governments react to shifts in mean public opinion and enact policies […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • Urbanization Patterns, Information Diffusion and Female Voting in Rural Paraguay October 26, 2018
     AJPS Author Summary of “Urbanization Patterns, Information Diffusion and Female Voting in Rural Paraguay” by Alberto Chong, Gianmarco León‐Ciliotta,  Vivian Roza, Martín Valdivia, and Gabriela Vega While the role of social interactions as a vehicle to boost the impact of information campaigns is not a new one, evidence on whether information spreads through social networks and […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke
  • Building Cooperation among Groups in Conflict: An Experiment on Intersectarian Cooperation in Lebanon October 24, 2018
    AJPS Author Summary of “Building Cooperation among Groups in Conflict: An Experiment on Intersectarian Cooperation in Lebanon” by Han Il Chang and Leonid Peisakhin Across much of the Middle East, relations between Shiites and Sunnis are strained.  In some cases, the two Muslim sects have a long history of grievances, and they cohabit in the region’s […]
    MPSA - Melissa Heeke


  • MSNBC ‘Ambushes’ Mueller Outside Church, After Easter Service April 21, 2019
    MSNBC host and notorious hate-monger, Joy Reid was excited Sunday morning, during AM Joy, as reporter Mike Viqueira came on with “breaking news”. Special Counsel Robert Mueller was spotted leaving church. “This is, you know, what some people would characterize as an ambush interview of a man coming out of Easter services at a church,” […]
  • Chuck Todd Grills Nadler: Why Haven’t Dems Started Trump’s Impeachment April 21, 2019
    It might be safe to say that NBC political director Chuck Todd was invested in or, at least, very eager to have Democrats start actively chasing down President Trump via impeachment. After seemly trying to goad Congressional Democrats into starting an impeachment case earlier on Sunday, Todd grilled Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) during Meet the […]
  • Nets Skip Pelosi on CNN Saying Dems Have 'No Taint' of Anti-Semitism April 21, 2019
    On Tuesday, CNN International anchor Christiane Amanpour did an interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Ireland. (It also aired rerun-style later on the PBS show Amanpour & Co.) It drew some attention because Amanpour asked about anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party, and Pelosi insisted there was no "taint" of it. Perhaps it's not a […]
  • Todd: Dems 'Okaying' Foreign Meddling If They Don't Impeach Trump April 21, 2019
    NBC political director Chuck Todd lamented the “real dilemma” Congressional Democrats had on their hands following the Special Counsel finding no collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia. During NBC’s Sunday Today, Todd opined about how the Democrats had to decide whether or not they wanted to chase their dreams of impeachment, and come to […]
  • New York Times Forced to Correct at Notre Dame: 'Body of Christ' Is NOT a Statue April 20, 2019
    Mark Hemingway in the New York Post reported The New York Times is not in touch with Catholic lingo -- which became very obvious in a story on the Notre Dame fire. They reported a chaplain for the Paris Fire Department rushed to save a "statue of Jesus," but there was no statue. The priest […]
  • Media Sensationalize Stories About Red Sox Players Not Attending White House Celebration April 20, 2019
    The World Series champion Boston Red Sox will be honored May 9 in a White House reception, and media bias is evident in stories preceding the event. In deriding President Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Yahoo Sports and People magazine have all sensationalized a small handful of Boston players who won't celebrate their championship at the […]
  • Ingraham Panel: Fantasy of Trump In Prison for Collusion Is 'Like an Addiction' for the Media April 20, 2019
    On The Ingraham Angle Friday night, host Laura Ingraham and her panel reacted to the media meltdowns following the release of the Mueller report after playing some clips of “the worst offenders of the week.” Fox News Contributor Tammy Bruce proclaimed that the media’s ongoing obsession with the idea of Trump-Russia probe has “turned into […]
  • Ex-NY Times Reporter Johnston: Trump's Granddad Built Fortune 'Running Whorehouses' April 20, 2019
    Appearing on today's AM Joy, former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston claimed that President Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Trump, built the first Trump fortune by "running whorehouses." That is a claim that is unverified, at best. The Washington Post wrote that the definitive biographer of the Trump family Gwenda Blair, "was careful not to […]
  • Gross: NY Times on 'Fashionista’ Castro: Was Like 'Sinatra,' 'James Dean' April 20, 2019
    The photo dominated the front of the New York Times Styles section over the title “The Fashionista.” Who is this new impresario taking over the fashion world? The next line: “Fidel Castro received rock star treatment and left an indelible mark on fashion when he visited New York in 1959.” Yes, Fidel Castro, Communist dictator […]
  • PBS Won't Move On: Mark Shields Calls for 'New 9/11 Commission' to Revisit 2016 Election April 20, 2019
    It was bad enough when liberals like Thomas Friedman reacted to Hillary Clinton losing the election by calling it a "moral 9/11," which in no way represented anything like a set of terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 and wounded more than 6,000. But on Friday night, PBS NewsHour analyst Mark Shields returned to the scene […]